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Phuket Gov issues English letter urging Covid-19 compliance

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: Governor Narong wrote an appeal in English requesting Covid-19 compliance.

This afternoon Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew issued a direct letter, apparently aimed at foreigners. The letter urged that everyone comply with the island’s Covid-19 restrictions to try to eliminate the virus. The letter is a formal request marked urgent, written in English implying that it is directed at foreigners, issued by the Directing Division of the Phuket Governor’s office at Phuket Provincial Hall.

The letter was first obtained by The Phuket News, which noted as of publication, the letter had not been published yet by PR Phuket, the official Public Relations Department, nor the Official Covid-19 Information Centre Phuket, the channel Phuket’s Ministry of Interior usually disseminates information. Governor Narong heads the Ministry of the Interior.

The letter directly addresses the General and Honorary Consuls in Phuket, pleading with them to work with their citizens to stop gatherings and follow Covid-19 restrictions. It also reminds violators that violators face fines and jail time, but stops short of the threat of deportation for foreigners that was brought up in the April 27 meeting on the issue that is referenced in the letter.

The letter is published in its entirety, with original grammatic errors:

Subject: Requesting for cooperation to prevent spreading of COVID-19 disease

Reference to the meeting between the Governor of Phuket and General Consuls and Honorary Consuls in Phuket dated on April 27, 2021 at Phuket Provincial Hall. Phuket province has received the reports that many foreigners who recently live in Phuket infected by the COVID-19 disease. This situation is considered a serious case which leads to sorrowfulness of the province.

Many cases of COVID-19 infections have derived from any party organizing, thus, Phuket province seeks cooperation from General Consuls and Honorary consuls in Phuket to monitor and inform or advice your own citizens avoiding to gather in large group to hold or involve in any types of parties which violate the Order of Phuket Province. Any persons who violate or fail to comply with Phuket regulations will be fined or receive a jail sentence, or both.

I hope that COVID-19 will be halted if our cooperation grows together. For more details, please feel free to contact my officials at the provincial phone number.

Sincerely Yours,

Narong Woonciew

The Governor of Phuket Province

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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