TAT update: Phuket orders all residents to wear masks when going outside

Bangkok, 07 April, 2020, at 13.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update from Phuket province regarding its ongoing unprecedented measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In the latest move to intensify its COVID-19 control efforts, Phuket province took a step further and ordered all residents to wear either surgical or cloth masks when leaving their residence. The order also prohibits any activities deemed unhygienic that may pose a risk for the transmission of infectious diseases.

The order came into effect from today, 7 April, 2020, until further notice.

This followed several measures currently in place as previously reported by TAT including:

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php. This press release is published on 07 April, 2020, at 13.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.

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