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Entertainment venue closure extended, snorkeling and diving prohibited

Entertainment venue closure extended, snorkeling and diving prohibited

PHUKET: Following yesterday’s (Apr 17) meeting of the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee, it has been confirmed that the closure of entertainment venues has been extended and that diving and snorkeling have been listed as prohibited after a recent spate of 10 cases were detected related to the activities.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 18 April 2021, 11:45AM

The order. Photo: PR Phuket.

The order. Photo: PR Phuket.

The committee agreed to continue following the national order issued by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and also confirmed that there will be no lockdown in Phuket due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic so far in affecting the economy, tourism, people’s businesses and livelihoods.

Those travelling to Phuket from the other 17 listed red zone provinces will not have to enter any period of quarantine but strict adherence to disease control measures is strongly encouraged, including wearing of face masks, social-distancing, washing of hands and use of santitiser products.

“Arrivals from the 17 provinces must install the Mor Chana app, accessible via and report themselves to the staff of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in your subdistrict,” Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee said.

“If you stay in a hotel, please inform hotel staff where you come from, so that they can report to the EOC staff for you.

“In regards to entertainment venues, initially we had ordered operators to close from Apr 9-18, but have revised this and will extend closures until May 1,” V/G Vikrom added.

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megamind | 19 April 2021 - 12:27:14

Dear Foot, for what I know Cafè del Mar, Illuzion and Shelter only hosted the event. The Bkk based organization asked all authorities for signed permits before proceeding. That's why the only thing they could do was a fine for allowing too many people to enter. It seems clear to me that the problem and therefore the fault is not here, but in allowing people form BKK to fly to Phuket without a...

maverick | 19 April 2021 - 10:27:20

Charles @i am working on the assumption that diving or snorkeling off the beach is ok, people crammed onto a dive boat is not! I will let you know if I get pursued by police or navy frogmen 

michaeldsnts | 18 April 2021 - 22:52:23


charles | 18 April 2021 - 21:25:59

that's a pretty vague statement regarding snorkeling & diving. Does that mean operators are closed down or does it mean if i go to the beach to dive or snorkel or dive on my own it is now banned   

Fascinated | 18 April 2021 - 16:47:36

Afoot- don't be sily. They are 'protected' and no one has the cojones to take real action against them. The best thing to do is boycott them when they open again.

Foot | 18 April 2021 - 13:33:57

Have the bosses at Cafe Del Mar, in Kamala, been jailed yet for making Kamala a hotbed for COVID-19?


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