Coronavirus: Phuket bans travel from other Thai regions to stem surge in cases; Sydney put under strict lockdown


Thailand’s Phuket will ban travel from the rest of the country from August 3-16 to try to stop a surge in coronavirus cases from spreading to the resort island, but overseas visitors will be largely unaffected, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.Phuket is at the heart of efforts to revive Thailand’s tourism industry, a major revenue earner that has been devastated by the pandemic.Since July 1, tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been allowed to move freely on the island, with no…

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