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.
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