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Thailand COVID-19 Cases February 3, 2022 Update

Thailand COVID-19 Cases February 3, 2022 Update

Thailand Ministry of Health reports 9,127 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 21 deaths since yesterday. The ministry also announced an additional 7,832 recovered patients.

Phuket issued an order for a repeat test on the fifth day for all tourists arriving on the island. This comes after a large number of tourists tested positive upon arrival. Dr. Koosak Kookiatkul, provincial chief health officer made the announcement.

“This means Test & Go tourists coming to Phuket will have to pay for their two Covid-19 tests and book their hotel rooms on the first and fifth days in advance,” Dr. Koosak said. “In case they test negative for Covid-19 in the first test, they may undergo the second test and stay in a hotel while waiting for the test result of the repeat test,” he added.

During the first day of the Test and Go program, the island received 17 visitors. Another 2,439 were under the sandbox scheme. 2 of those under the Test and Go and another 104 from the Phuket Sandbox tested positive. Most of the infected cases were from Russia and Kazakhstan. It worries health and government officials that it will affect the overall tourism program.

Phuket governor Narong Woonciew said that out of 300 recorded cases in a day 100 of them are from tourists. The tourists arriving from the two nations account for most of the infection. Russian tourists account for a vast majority of international tourists arriving in Thailand through Phuket,” the governor said.

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