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PHUKET CITY: A soccer clinic affiliated to top Italian side Inter Milan and featuring former Thai national players will be held in Phuket from December 4 to 6.

Pimkamol Prasertwongse, Managing Director of Inter Campus Thai, a soccer academy set up by Inter Milan, said, “We expect that the island will be at the center of the sport’s development in southern Thailand. The clinic is a first step; if it’s successful there’s a good chance that a camp will be established here by next year.”

She continued, “Thailand lacks the knowledge to develop the sport and we need to train players from an early age. Thai footballers cannot at present compete with Europeans and a long-term plan is needed to develop soccer training with Thailand’s youth.“

K. Pimkamol told the Gazette that students will get the opportunity to learn with Inter Campus’s head coach, Damir Cavka, and also with former Thai national squad members Sombat Leekamnerdthai and Chalor Hongskajorn.

She said, “Inter Campus Thai has already been launched in Bangkok at the Rajamangala National Stadium. The camp was opened eight months ago at a cost of 10 million baht, but the cost of setting up a camp here would not be as high. Phuket is the second location we’ve picked and we will not consider another camp until this one is up to speed.”

Currently, Inter Campus Thai has 200 members in Phuket and Inter Campus Thai has already looked at several football fields for their suitability for training.

“For December’s clinic, there will be 14 squads with a maximum of 18 players per squad. It is expected that the cost will be 1,000 baht per person,” said K. Pimkamol.

“In the camp in Bangkok, we train two days during the week and one day at the weekend, a total of 12 hours a month. The course offers regular, weekend and intensive summer-camp programs at beginner, intermediate and advance level.”

Young Thai players will also have an opportunity to become professional footballers through the camps – Inter Milan will select five Thai youths to go to the club’s famed ground, San Siro in Italy, for soccer training.

For further information contact Inter Campus Thai at Tel: 02-3692753-9.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

With all patients recovered, Phuket closes its Covid-19 field hospital

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So long, farewell. Phuket, which has had the highest number of Covid-19 infections per capita in Thailand, is closing its first “field hospital” after discharging its final patients. The temporary hospital is closing down, hopefully for good, and will be “put on standby,” as the last patients have recovered, the island’s governor announced yesterday.

The building was actually the unfinished new provincial HQ for the local Phuket government. The building’s completion has been stalled for years with uncompleted contracts and delays. But it has served an important purpose in housing the island’s Covid-19 patients and keeping them away from the main hospitals.

“Today is the day that Phuket has zero Covid-19 patients. I would like to thank all officials and Phuket residents for their efforts and cooperation to make our province finally Covid-19-free. Our next job is to rehabilitate the province’s economy, especially the tourism industry, which has been severely affected by the outbreak.”

The governor was joined at the closing ceremony by representatives from the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phuket Office, the Phuket Chamber of Commerce and the Phuket Federation of Industries to hand out 600 survival kits to local people affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Phuket’s first field hospital was established in March with 104 beds in a two-storey building. It was staffed with medical professionals from 5 hospitals throughout the province. Some 123 Covid-19 patients were treated at the hospital and all have fully recovered and been discharged. None has tested positive again.

The second field hospital is also on standby, having released its last patient on May 15.

Since the outbreak started, Phuket has reported 227 confirmed Covid-19 cases. Of these, 224 patients recovered and 3 died.

With all patients recovered, Phuket closes its Covid-19 field hospital | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Road deaths

2 killed after truck slams Phuket power pole – VIDEO

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2 men are dead in Phuket after a truck slammed into a roadside power pole on the notorious Kata hill road, just out of Chalong yesterday. Police say the two men killed were a Thai and a Burmese national.

The deputy chief of Karon police says the accident occurred at about 4:50pm at the mouth of Soi Suksan 1 on Patak road – a windy section of road as it heads up the hill towards Kata Beach. The power pole fell across the road after being hit by the pick up truck, killing the man inside. He was identified as 31 year old Thanapon Prachit a native of Chaiyaphum province.

Another man, passing by on a motorbike, was seriously injured by the falling power pole. He was admitted to Chalong Hospital where but was pronounced dead. The passport found on him identified him as 28 year old Win Myo Hlaing from Myanmar.

The bodies of the victims were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for an autopsy.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Two men die after truck plows into power pole in Phuket

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A Thai and Burmese man were killed after a work truck collided with a power pole on Kata hill, southern Phuket yesterday afternoon. The deputy chief of Karon police reported that the incident happened near the turn off onto Soi Suksan 1, on the Chalong side of the hill.

The power pole crashed on top of the truck as it fell, killing 31 year old Thanapol Prachit from Chaiyaphum province.

The two bodies were transferred to Vachira Hospital and police are continuing their investigations.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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