Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

No lockdown in Phuket, governor calls for more disease control measures




There’s no lockdown in Phuket, the provincial governor says, but protective measures are in place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19. The province currently has 3 confirmed Covid-19 cases, classifying it as a “yellow zone,” a high surveillance area.

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew says Phuket’s borders are still open to outside visitors, but all of them must be screened at checkpoints along the province’s border. While it’s not official, the governor has also asked travellers from high risk areas to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving on the island. He says those who have symptoms must see a doctor as soon as possible.

“Every person has to follow the ‘D-M-H-T-T’ measure: D- Social Distancing, M- Mask wearing, H-Hand washing, T-Temperature checking, and T- Thai Chana scanning… For those who did travel to the high risk areas, please quarantine yourselves for 14 days and see a doctor as soon as possible if having symptoms.”

Other Covid-19 protection measures have been implemented across the province. Walking street markets are now closed until January 20. Flea markets and fresh markets are still open, but must follow health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The provincial transport office is closed, providing online services only. Department stores can remain open, but should make sure they have hand sanitiser available for customers. Schools, gyms and fitness centres can also stay open, but the governor says they must abide by disease control measures.

The governor says the public should follow basic disease control practices like wearing a mask, social distancing, hand washing, temperature checking, and scanning the Thai Chana QR code.

SOURCE: Phuket News


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


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

    Frank Leboeuf

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Love the “D-M-H-T-T” acronym. Let’s make it more mnemotechnic:

    Do Me a Hot Turn Too?

    Drive Me Higher To the Top?

    Dance My Hot Tall Tale?

    • Avatar


      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Drink my Hennesey till totaled

  2. Avatar

    preesy chepuce

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    D… I… S… C… O…?

  3. Avatar

    Toby Andrews

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Don’t Make High-spending Tourists Take-off.

  4. Avatar

    Toby Andrews

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Hey this governor has the Red Cross Medal of Appreciation First Class, so if he states it is alright for visitors, he is qualified to do so.
    The Health minister Autin has no red cross medals – not one, but still the health minister.

  5. Avatar

    Issan John

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    “PLEASE quarantine”?

    The lessons from asking, not telling, can be seen in any mortuary in the West.

    … and what “screening”?????

  6. Avatar

    Alte Ledertasche

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Close down Sarasin bridge and close the airport for 2 month would be the right approach. Access to Phuket is easy to control.

    • Avatar

      Frank Leboeuf

      Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Absolutely. It should have been done before the new year long weekend, when the outbreak was already spreading… Now we’ll have clusters in the next couple of weeks, and unavoidable restrictions

Leave a Reply

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

Thailand's largest online portal for news and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Thai Red Cross order of 5 million Moderna vaccines in proccess

Bangkok8 hours ago

Peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bangkok by Taloo-Fah

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Kanchanaburi prison builds field hospital for 379 Covid-19 cases

Welcome back to Thailand!

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Covid-19 train sends 1,490 infected from Bangkok to hometowns

Thailand11 hours ago

Covid-19 Poll: People trust doctors, social media, 85% confused.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Record high as Chon Buri hits nearly 800 Covid-19 infections

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Covid outbreak closes Nakhon Si Thammarat rubberwood processing factory

Thailand15 hours ago

Nearly 600 temples now offering free cremation services

Thailand16 hours ago

Phetchabun chicken processing plant sees over 3,000 infections

Phuket16 hours ago

New Covid-19 infections drop, still worrisome for Phuket Sandbox

Phuket17 hours ago

Phuket “car mob” protest demands the removal of PM, calls for mRNA vaccines

Thailand17 hours ago

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak offers to resign if communication in his province doesn’t improve

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Sunday Covid Update: 15,335 new cases; provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 15,335 new infections, provincial numbers

Coronavirus Infections18 hours ago

DDC says infections still rising, possibly falling in Bangkok

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Phuket5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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