Local authorities closed risky places and suspended the activities that may transmit COVID-19, affecting pubs, bars and other entertainment venues, while allowing shopping centers to open until 9pm.
Phuket governor Narong Woonsew signed his order to close the places and halt the activities that could spread COVID-19. The order applies to pubs, bars, karaoke shops, fields for cockfights and bird competitions and boxing stadiums.
He allowed local shopping centers to open until 9 p.m. while limiting the numbers of customers and suspending promotional activities and the services of their game machines and amusement parks.
Dining-in at restaurants must stop at 9pm. Local government officials and employees of local government organizations must not leave Phuket unless they have urgent reasons and receive approval from their superiors.
The order took effect from July 20 to Aug 2. It responded to an increase in COVID-19 cases in various areas of Phuket. (TNA)