Pichet Panapong

  • Coronavirus Phuket

    Phuket officials alarmed by number of tourists testing positive on arrival

    Officials on the holiday island of Phuket have expressed alarm at the number of foreign tourists testing positive on arrival and are pointing the finger at allegedly fake results from pre-departure PCR tests. Deputy governor Pichet Panapong raised the issue during a call with the CCSA, in which he urged the government’s Covid-19 task force to improve screening measures for…

  • Phuket

    Sealed route proposal for asymptomatic infected tourists gets lukewarm reception in Phuket

    Phuket officials have responded less than enthusiastically to a suggestion that infected asymptomatic tourists be allowed to travel via a sealed route. Pichet Panapong, the province’s deputy governor, says he believes infected tourists should stay in their hotel rooms. According to a Bangkok Post report, he’s already said as much to the immigration chief who initially made the suggestion. Pichet…

  • Thailand

    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…

  • Phuket

    Officials tinker with definition of “population”, “find” over 70% of Phuket is vaccinated

    The population of Phuket has been “adjusted” by officials. They now state the island is 74% vaccinated. That is, they claim 74% have received at least 1 of the 2 necessary inoculations. This news comes from a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department. It was posted earlier today. The report states that the Phuket Governor, Pichet…