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Phuket employers asked to report recently arrived illegal migrant workers

Phuket employers asked to report recently arrived illegal migrant workers

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has urged employers of migrant workers on the island to report any migrant workers who are believed to have illegally entered Phuket as part of the island’s campaign targeting migrant workers for suspected COVID-19 infections.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 5 December 2020, 02:04PM

Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee at the meeting yesterday (Dec 4). photo: PR Phuket

Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee at the meeting yesterday (Dec 4). photo: PR Phuket

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.

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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.

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Jor12 | 08 December 2020 - 10:51:03

k...if you cannot name any business that the government allows anywhere in Thailand, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, then your claims are baseless. 

LALALA | 07 December 2020 - 17:27:41

Jor12, there is no need to name illegal hotels or bar businesses. The Phuket government themselves were publishing a number of what they believe are illegal, means non registered businesses. This was months, if not years ago and is repeated annually but no proper action is taken. The majority of this businesses still exist same as brown envelopes. 

Jor12 | 07 December 2020 - 15:17:40 direct me to the article. Never heard or read of any government allowing illegal businesses to operate. Some people are either dreaming, drunk stoned, or just plain uneducated.

Kurt | 07 December 2020 - 10:22:04

Jor12 has short memory. He forgot that Phuket Government Officialdom repeatedly informed press agencies about the number of illegal one's. The figures are very well documented time after time.  Read them in press.

Jor12 | 07 December 2020 - 04:10:55

"Phuket Government allows illegal hotels, restaurants, bars to exist." Never heard nor seen that before. Name one. 

LALALA | 06 December 2020 - 16:29:29

Jor 12...Kurt is very right in his statement but it does not wonder me that you can not or do not want to understand it. Corruption is daily business in LOS, you can buy everything and everybody as long as you have enough cash at your disposal. 

Jor12 | 06 December 2020 - 14:51:41 usual you are wrong with your idiotic defamatory diatribe. 

Kurt | 06 December 2020 - 10:32:32

As long the Phuket Government allows illegal hotels, restaurants, bars to exist, that long Phuket will have illegal workers. Very simple.  The choice is between the brown envelopes/kick backs for illegal and a now Covid-19 free legal service industry scene. 


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