In a video posted online last night (May 14), Governor Narong stressed the importance of reducing the number of daily new cases of infection so that Phuket could re-open to receiving fully vaccinated international tourists from July 1.
He also pointed out that people gathering together for a ‘party’, and especially to drink alcohol together, was now prohibited throughout the province.
Governor Narong also called for people to register to be vaccinated through the government’s mass-vaccination campaign.
“Phuket brothers and sisters, if you have not yet registered to be vaccinated, please go and register. It is very important for yourself, and for the province,” he said.
The Governor’s appeal came as the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) reported 11 new cases of people infected with COVID just yesterday, bringing the total number of people in Phuket infected with COVID-19 since Apr 3 to 598.
A further six people infected with COVID were in the province, but were infected outside of Phuket and brought to the island for treatment, the report noted.
Of those, 416 have already been discharged from medical care, while 188 remain under medical supervision and treatment, the report added.
Phuket has suffered one death during the current ‘Third Wave’ of infections, that of a 71-year-old man who was already suffering from emphysema.
The report, issued last night, dated May 14 and marked as accurate as of 6pm yesterday, marked the location of COVID infections across the island as follows:
- Wichit ‒ 75 infections
- Phuket Town ‒ 59
- Patong ‒ 58
- Rassada ‒ 55
- Cherng Talay ‒ 45
- Kathu ‒ 43
- Chalong ‒ 42
- Kamala ‒ 34
- Sirsoonthorn ‒ 31
- Rawai ‒ 29
- Karon ‒ 26
- Thepkrasattri ‒ 24
- Koh Kaew ‒ 22
- Pa Khlok ‒ 10
- Mai Khao ‒ 9
- Sakhu ‒ 8