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Phuket’s ‘Tambon Lockdown’ lifted, apart from five key areas

Phuket’s ‘Tambon Lockdown’ lifted, apart from five key areas

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana this evening announced the lifting of the “Tambon Lockdown”, except for five areas where the spread of COVID-19 is still of primary concern.

COVID-19Coronavirus
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 08:04PM


Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatyan annoucned the lifting of the ’Tambon Lockdown’ this evening (Apr 28). Photo: PR Dept

Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatyan annoucned the lifting of the ’Tambon Lockdown’ this evening (Apr 28). Photo: PR Dept

UPDATE: As no further announcements or official orders had been posted as of midnight (24:00, Apr 28), The Phuket News cannot presume the order to lift the Tambon Lockdown has officially been brought into effect,depsite the announcement earlier tonight.

As such, the pre-existing order to enforce the lockdown was set to expire at midnight Thursday (24:00, Apr 30).


The “Tambon Lockdown”, brought into effect on Apr 13, prohibited any non-essential travel between any of Phuket’s 17 subdistricts in the hope of preventing the spread of the virus.

The announcement to lift the lockdown followed the meeting of the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee earlier today (Apr 28).

The areas that will remain under quarantine are:

  1. Patong: Bangla Rd
  2. Cherng Talay: Bang Tao Moo Baan 2, 3 and 5
  3. Koh Kaew: Moo Baan Prachasamakhee, in Moo  2
    – All three areas to have checkpoints on the roads into and out of the area, proactive screening and strict measures for residents to refrain from leaving their homes
  4. Rassada: Moo 2, Soi Bang Chee Lao
  5. Chao Fa Garden Village, in Wichit
    – both areas to have proactive screening and strict measures for residents to refrain from leaving their homes

“In this regard, people are asked to still strictly follow public health guidelines, which include wearing a face mask in public at all times, to wash their hands often and maintain social distance from other people” said the announcement posted by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) this evening.

Further announcements are to follow, the PR Phuket report noted.

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Swedsam | 30 April 2020 - 09:50:06

Any chance to swim in a pool?

Sandbar | 30 April 2020 - 09:09:55

Not sure if lifting the lock down is such sure a good idea? I would have thought the best time to reopen would have been be when bussinesses started to reopen again? I mean whats the point in visiting Kata, Karon and others when theres nothing to do there? Bussinesses, bars, beaches, resturants are all still closed! At least with the lock down the virus was contained!

ThorFinger | 29 April 2020 - 22:22:03

A couple of comments: 
1. the virus in bangla is dead already
2. Alcohol ban having zero affect as people are just doing it at home with friends.
3. Sigh... A great parenting lesson: you  cannot control. You must educate.  
4. Somebody, somewhere in the media, please publish the actual symptoms of this coronavirus. E.g. sneezing and runny nose is not one of them. It's a dry respiratory ill...

DeKaaskopp | 29 April 2020 - 16:49:19

Good to see that the identical twins K/H1 are on it together again.

Hermann1 | 29 April 2020 - 15:33:33

And did they flush the smelly drains now? or burn all those filthy mats in Bangla Road ?

Kurt | 29 April 2020 - 13:23:37

Keeping Bangla Road lockeddown is good. I not see it as a quarantine. Hardly any person lives at Bangla Rd. Most of the entertainment thais live over the hill in Kathu. Not for nothing previously overthere a high number of cases.  Oh, When the change of Governor takes place?

Kurt | 29 April 2020 - 10:27:27

Open some beaches. position beach chairs at social distance.
Lift the alcohol sales ban, or when alcohol ban is a part of Covid19 virus fight, add the tobacco sales ban.  But don't treat full grown adults like children with a funny alcohol sales ban only. See things in right perspective. This morning at 9:44 AM there were only 286 corona patients in the whole of Thailand! (BKKPost)

DeKaaskopp | 28 April 2020 - 22:13:58

Good news ! Worth to open some of my last beers in stock. Hope more good news will follow.

BosysurfNaiHarn | 28 April 2020 - 22:02:07

Beach open?

fizzik | 28 April 2020 - 21:11:22

is there a map showing where these lockdowns still are: Cherng Talay: Bang Tao Moo Baan 2, 3 and 5

Manneken pis | 28 April 2020 - 20:24:59

What's the point of quarantine of Bangla? Don't know of many people living there 

Manneken pis | 28 April 2020 - 20:23:45

What exactly is the point of quarantine of Bangla
Don't know of many people living there 

 

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