The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket Town main fresh market reopens, second market ordered to remain closed

Phuket Town main fresh market reopens, second market ordered to remain closed

PHUKET: The Phuket City Municipality Fresh Market 1 on Ranong Rd in the heart of Phuket Town, and the Downtown Market located on the opposite side of the road, reopened today (Aug 19) after a spate of more than 100 infections saw a seven-day lockdown of the immediate area.

COVID-19Coronavirushealth
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 19 August 2021, 06:03PM


While the lockdown in the heart of Phuket Town was lifted yesterday, health officers went to conduct a testing among 353 people living in Phuket Town at the the petanque venue at Saphan Hin. A total of 14 people tested positive ‒ 11 Thais and three migrant workers ‒ reported Phuket City Municipality.

Meanwhile, the Phuket City Municipality Fresh Market 2, located on Ong Sim Phai Rd near Robinson department store, has been ordered to remain closed for another full week, after more COVID-19 infections have been found linked to the market.

The market was already serving a seven-day closure order and was expected to reopen on Saturday (Aug 21).

The market will now remain closed until Aug 27, or until the market has met the required sanitation standards and been assessed and approved safe by officers from the Disease Control Department, Phuket City Municipality has announced.

The order issued by Phuket Town Mayor Saroj Angkanapilas yesterday (Aug 18) explained that several workers at the market had tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug 12, and more infected cases were found by the mass testing of local residents and market workers on Tuesday (Aug 17).

Before its current closure, the fresh market near Robsinson had only just reopened on Aug 7 after being ordered to close for cleaning due to vendors and migrant workers at the market testing positive for COVID-19.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Capital not open to tourists yet: BMA

As everything happens with delay in Thailand, forget November, December, and January as well. Gone l...(Read More)


Tourism to re-open despite COVID, minister says

usual government propagande.. nothing will happen...all this back and forward with health organizati...(Read More)


Meth, gun seized in Phuket drug bust

2 very small fishes in the middle of the pond... good start but hey we all know this is just smoke i...(Read More)


Phuket officials defer ‘considering’ lifting ban on alcohol in restaurants

Perhaps the cases would have been far higher had bars- and the accompanying prostitution been allowe...(Read More)


Phuket officials defer ‘considering’ lifting ban on alcohol in restaurants

I recall the Veg Fest occurring last year- sans glorification of grotesque self-mutilations, so is t...(Read More)


Woman hit by bullet fired by road-rage gunman

Imagine if females committed 90% + of violent crimes- we'd all be locked up. Now that we have t...(Read More)


Complaints of fake news reports spiral upwards

The alcohol ban could be considered fake news... everyone know it is fake...then arrest the Governor...(Read More)


Phuket marks 235 new COVID cases

issue is cost? and the so highly renowed Gov office allowd to spend million to put shitty blu post a...(Read More)


Tourism to re-open despite COVID, minister says

Take care of your health now, lose the weight, exercise, etc. and prepare to stay off the roads bec...(Read More)


Safety first: health measures key to reopening

Vaccination is "key to reopening". It's the ONLY thing that matters. It makes me laug...(Read More)