The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Rawai sea gypsy village lockdown order finally issued

Rawai sea gypsy village lockdown order finally issued

PHUKET: The Phuket Governor has issued an order mandating that the sea gyspy village in Rawai be placed under lockdown, effective today (Sept 15) through Sept 28.

COVID-19Coronavirushealth
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 15 September 2021, 10:14AM


Governor Narong Woonciew issued the order, titled Phuket Province Order No. 5444/2564, yesterday (Sept 14).

The order was posted publicly by provincial officials yesterday afternoon. Rawai Municipality itself posted the order publicly at 4:08pm.

Of note, throughout the order the sea gypsies are referred to as “New Thais”.

Under the order no people are to enter or leave the area except vehicles for transporting goods, consumables, cooking gas, fuel, medical equipment, rescue vehicles, ambulances, medical emergency vehicles, vehicles used for government missions and vehicles carrying parcels and printed materials.

Checkpoints have been set up at the entrance of the community near Rawai Pier and at Soi Mukdee, which enters the village from Soi Laem Ka Yai.

Permission to enter or leave the village wil be at the discretion of the communicable disease control officers at the checkpoints.

Thanyapura

Rawai Municipality together with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office and Muang Phuket District Office are to organise personnel to conduct testing for COVID-19 according to proactive screening measures using ATK (antigen test kits) or RT-PCR tests, the order noted.

Rawai Municipality is to provide all the equipment and materials necessary for screening and cleaning checkpoints, and for spraying disinfectant for COVID-19 in public places and roads, and to provide care and assistance including food, drinking water and other things necessary for the livelihood of residents in the community, the order added.

The lockdown coming into effect today follows Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos announcing last week that the village will be placed under enforced isolation.

Mayor Aroon’s announcement came nearly two weeks after mass testing at the village which was immediately followed by mass sanitisation of public areas throughout the community.

Officials have yet to publicly report the number of infections in the sea gypsy community in Rawai necessitating a lockdown.

They have also yet to explain why it has taken weeks to act on any outbreak there.

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

Nasa12 | 15 September 2021 - 12:40:29

16 days after a lot of infection was discovered in this area, they shut down.  The same in a large hotel on Karon, several maids were diagnosed with infection about 2 weeks ago but everything was doused and employees were given a mouth basket.

timhouston | 15 September 2021 - 12:18:49

that sentence doesn't make sense.
That announcement came nearly a week after mass testing at the village two weeks ago that was immediately followed by mass sanitisation of public areas throughout the community.

[Thank you. Fixed -- Ed]

Kurt | 15 September 2021 - 11:53:37

So, the lock down comes 2 weeks to late. Congratulations Officialdom with her very late taking needed action. Giving the Covid-19, Government wise, 2 more weeks freedom to spread. Great! What kind of glue the Government always use for hand sitting or excuse herself before it comes adequate in action?

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket officials mull easing domestic entry requirements

Foreigners need 1pcr before flight and 1pcr test at the arrival and domestic just 1 pcr test 7 days ...(Read More)


Phuket drug bust nets over 1kg ya ice

again a few very small fishes in the middle of a pond...clearly samll guys and dealers to the retail...(Read More)


Phuket officials mull easing domestic entry requirements

It was the whole 7 days window for tests that led directly to the outbreaks now, it is basiclly the ...(Read More)


DDC closes in on new dose target

I got a walk-in first dose of Sinovac Aug 24th and a appointed 2nd dose of AZ Sept 13 and so along w...(Read More)


Phuket officials mull easing domestic entry requirements

if you want tourism to kick in then do exactly the same for foreign travellers as domestic! if you ...(Read More)


Phuket officials mull easing domestic entry requirements

oh dear... now they think the thais will help the economy of the island to recover? wtf is wrong wit...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: To those who care

Thank you for writing this editorial. it's good to know about One Phuket and how to help...(Read More)


Phuket marks 235 new COVID cases

Cherng-Telay Or Bor Tor erected costly brass and steel street sign posts. Look into that procureme...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: To those who care

Assistance from my govt., in way of of about 120,000 baht so far- was deposited directly into my ba...(Read More)


Surachate in Phuket to launch ‘Old Phuket Town Smart Safety Zone’

the word smart and police in the same article is the Joke of the year, or the "Big Joke " ...(Read More)