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Phuket Poll: Should tourists cancel their holiday in Phuket?

Phuket Poll: Should tourists cancel their holiday in Phuket?

PHUKET: With news of the COVID-19 coronavirus dominating headlines worldwide and Thailand suffering its first death over the weekend, fears of the virus spreading have been as contagious as the virus itself.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 2 March 2020, 04:51PM


Tourists are screened on arrival at Phuket International Airport. Photo: PR Dept

Tourists are screened on arrival at Phuket International Airport. Photo: PR Dept

While government agencies around the globe take steps to assure their citizens that appropriate measures are in place, officials in Thailand in particular have come under fire for lack of clear preventative action.

Even the lack of clarity in the information disseminated to the public about the virus situation in Thailand has come under attack, especially for its impact on the confidence people have in such reports.

To this, The Phuket News asks readers the simple question, “Even if Phuket had one or more confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus, if those people were quickly identified and moved to isolation, should this affect tourists’ in their decision to come to Phuket?”

Responses available to the poll are:

  1. Yes, tourists should cancel their trips to anywhere for now to help stop the virus from spreading.
  2. Yes, tourists should cancel their trips to Phuket and elsewhere in Thailand, as there is little confidence in measures taken to contain the spread of the virus.
  3. No, the virus is already everywhere. It should not affect their decision at all as long reasonable precautions are taken.
  4. It depends on whether the people contracted the virus while in Phuket.

If your preferred response is not available above, feel free to add it in the comments below.

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To vote in the poll, click here.

The poll will remain open to votes until midnight Sunday night (Mar 8), Phuket time.

 

 

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DeKaaskopp | 05 March 2020 - 17:00:06

@goldwing . It's so funny that people like you or K. constantly complain about Phuket and would not recommend it to tourists, but at the same time live here all year.Only a fool would do that,or -as another poster said-only lowlifes who have nowhere else to go.

Christy Sweet | 05 March 2020 - 08:56:52

Witnessed the Tesco cashier yesterday reach up under her mask to pick her nose. We are in for interesting times. It's already everywhere, no sense losing money already paid for a vacation.

goldwing | 05 March 2020 - 08:45:45

I would not recommend anyone to come to Phuket on holiday, just one big ripoff and very very dangerous

Jor12 | 05 March 2020 - 05:29:00

Sanju...just be careful of Kurt as he will find some fault with you and you might catch some disease.

Pascale | 04 March 2020 - 16:10:53

@ Sanju. Yes you can come to Phuket without scaring,just ignore the prophet of doom and gloom K.

Kurt | 04 March 2020 - 15:49:25

@ Sanju.  No, you can not. Your 'fun' starts at Phuket airport. Risk to get a taxi driver that should be in prison, but is allowed to drive on, as no Phuket Official really cares about your safety. It is all just about your money. Als long you can walk with your wallet in your hand you meet thai smiles. A road accident with a thai driver? A V/G visit you in hospital with a basket. 

Sanju | 04 March 2020 - 11:08:22

Can I  going to phuket without scaring 

Kurt | 03 March 2020 - 14:11:11

@GerryT, did you notice your 'bet' in your crystal ball? :-)  Well, as we all know, you too, PN allows, understandable,  a number of words per comment. So, sometimes more windows are needed for a comment, if allowed by PN. But you not have to read it if you not want too. Be happy and relaxed!

GerryT81 | 03 March 2020 - 09:12:17

As the serial poster on here likes to post multiple comments on the same article , I bet he will vote for his preferred response multiple times too.

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