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    UPDATE: Health officials test 19 for monkeypox after contact with fugitive

    UPDATE: All 19 people who had close contact with Thailand’s first ever recorded monkeypox case have all tested negative for the monkeypox virus. All 19 people will isolate for a total of 21 days and will then be tested again to confirm they have not contracted the virus. The 27 year old Nigerian national travelled to Thailand eight months ago…

  • Phuket

    Health officials test 19 for monkeypox after contact with fugitive

    After a Nigerian man fled Thailand upon being diagnosed with monkeypox and was subsequently captured in Cambodia, authorities have been tracking down anyone in contact with him to test them for the disease. Health officials have identified 19 high-risk people who came in close contact with the man and have now tested all of them for monkeypox. Results are still…

  • Phuket

    Phuket received 139,375 ATKs to test quickly for Covid-19

    As part of over 800,000 antigen test kits allocated to the South of Thailand, Phuket has received 139,375 ATKs to support the fledgling tourism relaunch on the popular travel destination island. The National Health Security Office reported the delivery to Phuket today from the Zone 11 office based in Surat Thani. The nearly 140,000 test kits to Phuket was the…

  • Phuket

    Phuket entry update October 1: Checkpoints, testing, vaccines

    Starting tomorrow, the rules for entering (and exiting) Phuket are changing. The Phuket Sandbox will be reducing the time arriving international travellers must stay on the island to one week, meaning they won’t need as many Covid-19 tests as well. But revisions also go into effect for domestic travellers and overland entry onto the island, making it easier for tourism…

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    Covid Care Centres to be set up for asymptomatic Phuket patients

    Phuket is planning to establish “Covid Care Centres” for asymptomatic patients. The Phuket Provincial Government is planning on setting up the alliterative establishment in each of Phuket’s 3 districts for people who have Covid, but the people will only be tested by a rapid antigen test. Further, the centres will only admit people who show no signs of infection. Pichet…