Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

High-risk warning issued for Phuket International Airport passenger van riders




A high-risk warning is being issued to those riding in a passenger van from Phuket International Airport on April 15. The warning is urging those who were in the van from 8:30pm to 9pm to contact the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office, at 094-5938876 as health officials have deemed those passengers to be at a high-risk of contracting Covid-19.

The warning came as Phuket Vice Governor confirmed that the PPHO had identified 22 new confirmed infections on the island, bringing the total number of officially recognised infections in Phuket during the current outbreak to 279 cases. Of those cases, 272 are currently in the hospital getting treatment, with 6 being listed as fully recovering. 1 person was transferred to Bangkok for treatment.

The passengers travelling in the van were dropped off at various locations, as follows:

  • 1 person at D Condo Kathu
  • 1 person at Tritrang Hotel
  • 1 at the Khao Rang branch of Family Mart in Phuket Town
  • 2 people at the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) Nabon School on Chao Fa East Road in Wichit
Meanwhile, the PPHO continues to post timelines of movements of people now confirmed infected with Covid-19. Among the latest timelines released are the movement details of a 20 year old Icelandic national infected in the Soi Ta-iad area of Chalong, and a Kazakhstan woman who had just travelled from Bali who had frequented venues in the Nai Harn area. Another person who was infected, disclosed they had visited the Central Phuket shopping mall on April 10, prompting the mall’s management to deep clean the venue. The announcement detailed that multiple places were visited at the mall, and that staff in the cinema and shops that were in contact with the infected person have all tested negative for the virus.

“From April 10 on, we were reported that an infected person had come to our department store and visited nine places, including SFX Cinema, MK restaurant, Hai Di Lao, Fuji Restaurant, Sukishi Buffet, H&M, Mr. DIY, Adidas, and Starbucks.”

Thailand, today, has reported the highest amount of daily infections, at 2,070 with 4 deaths.

SOURCE: The Phuket News


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.



  1. Avatar

    Malc Thai

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    So all of these people would have just tested negative from the rapid test at arrival to be allowed out of the airport, then into a minibus to maybe catch covid

  2. Avatar

    Leo Z

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    One person went to one of the busiest malls on the island and visited nine of the busiest places there. One cannot make this stuff up.

  3. Avatar


    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6:16 am

    @Leo Z – “stuff up” sounds about right.

  4. Avatar


    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    There are reportedly people who have died in hospitals in the West who ONLY tested positive for Covid after an autopsy was performed on the lung tissue. That’s why the Chinese were doing the unpopular rectal swabs.

    I fear as I have said before, that in their desperation to restart the tourism industry they may end up with a disaster on their hands.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ann Carter is an award-winning journalist from the United States with over 12 years experience in print and broadcast news. Her work has been featured in America, China and Thailand as she has worked internationally at major news stations as a writer and producer. Carter graduated from the Walter Williams Missouri School of Journalism in the USA.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Northern Thailand4 hours ago

Meteor causes explosion, green glow above Northern Thailand

Hua Hin6 hours ago

Elephant that broke into Hua Hin kitchen now in memes and ads

Tourism7 hours ago

Phuket governer reviews rules, new details for July 1 arrivals

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Shipment of 2 million Sinovac vaccines arrive from China

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Autopsy requested for young policeman with vaccine

Thailand10 hours ago

Despite corruption allegations, street lamp project continues in Samut Prakan

Thailand11 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Sandbox is GO, vaccine cocktails, US warning on Thai travel | June 23

Best of11 hours ago

Top 5 Provinces to visit near Bangkok

Tourism11 hours ago

CCSA gives details on “Phuket Sandbox” and “Samui Plus” travel schemes

Best of11 hours ago

Top 5 Cities to visit in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Gap between AstraZeneca vaccines cut from 16 to 12 to 8 weeks

Best of12 hours ago

Top 5 Steakhouses in Bangkok

Best of12 hours ago

Top 5 Pubs in Bangkok

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: Daily death count hits record high; provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

US is “unable” to provide Covid-19 vaccines to Americans who live overseas

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8