Governor Narong issued his request for cooperation at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Dec 4) as he ordered officials to ramp up their efforts to locate and identify all migrant workers in Phuket who may have brought the virus with them from “neighbouring countries”.
“This meeting aims to ask for cooperation from every employer who hires migrant workers to examine their workers who may have illegally come into the country, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening in our neighboring countries,” Governor Narong said.
“Therefore, there must be intensive scanning measures in Phuket. I order relevant officials and employers to altogether scan and immediately inform officers of the Phuket Public Health Office [PPHO] if they find illegal workers,” he added.
Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee noted, “Some migrant workers went back to their countries while there was the virus outbreak in Phuket. Right now, when the pandemic is happening in their countries, they may want to return to Thailand. Some of them may come by illegal ways and have not been tested properly.
“In this regard, the province has created various intensive measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and has requested cooperation from the people and entrepreneurs to inform officials, in order that they will further take action under the disease protection measures,” Vice Governor Vikrom added.