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Phuket to close land border from 11pm to 5am each day, essential travel only

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The Phuket governor issued an order to close all land borders to the island province from 11pm to 5am each day to help combat the spread of Covid-19. The borders include the main Tha Chat Chai entry checkpoint in the Thalang district. The closure order will be in place until May 12.

Only essential travel will be allowed to pass through the checkpoints during the late night and early morning hours, including ambulances and trucks transporting food, medicine or important chemicals. Drivers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, or who have negative results for Covid-19 in a rapid test, can pass through.

As of yesterday, Phuket health officials reported 374 Covid-19 infections over the past month with 235 people being treated in hospitals.

Phuket to close land border from 11pm to 5am each day, essential travel only | News by Thaiger

 

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    Tio

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    In Netherlands they just released results of study that said the evening clock helps zero against covid outbreaks.

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    billjones

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    So I guess the virus sneaks in after 11? Does it also drive a car?

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    They want tourists but will not let them in between 11.p.m. and 5.a.m.!
    So tourists arriving at 11.10 will spend their money on a hotel outside of Phuket.
    They really are the halfwits of Thailand in Phuket.
    Are there any more Thais in Thailand as stupid as the Thais on Phuket?

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