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Phuket’s new Covid-19 cases fall to 2 (Monday)



Phuket has confirmed 2 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus today (Monday), half of  yesterday’s 4 cases and equal to Saturday’s, as the numbers continue a downward trend.

Phuket has virtually sealed itself off, with all roads, ports. As of Friday even the airport officially closed. The governor announced an alcohol ban on Friday night as well, effective until further notice, and travel between the island’s 17 sub-districts is severely restricted starting today.

Here are the details of today’s cases…

Case 177: A 50 year old Thai man, a food vendor in the Bang Tao area. He has a history of close contact with confirmed case 161. 6 of his contacts are considered at high risk and are being sought by authorities.

Case 178: A 40 year old Thai masseuese in Patong who worked closely with with confirmed case number 131 This patient was found by what is being deemed “aggressive screening.”

Phuket has reported no fatalities from the virus in the past 24 hours.

Phuket's new Covid-19 cases fall to 2 (Monday) | News by Thaiger

The graphic reads…

The government will conduct body temperature scans in the Karon sub-district to screen for Covid-19 and provide food for registered citizens, which will be distributed to homes on these dates…

• 13 – 14 Apr 63 Karon Community
• 15 April 63, Bangla Community
• 16-17 April 63, Khok Chang Community
• 18-20 April 63 Kata Community
• 21-22 April 63, Kok Tanot-Kata Noi Community

Please prepare an identification card To show to the staff. The schedule may be changed as appropriate.

SOURCE: Newshawk Phuket


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