Phuket releases order reiterating about face mask mandate in nearly all areas

Phuket –

  The Phuket Governor yesterday (May 31st) issued an order regarding the current face mask mandate.

The order states that people must still wear face masks in all public areas (except as noted below), especially in closed areas with no airflow, and when joining activities with many people like bars and entertainment venues.

According to the order, one can take off their face mask while:

  1. Drinking or eating, the mask should only be taken off when directly sipping a drink or taking a bite of food, and replaced afterward.
  2. To verify identity at the request of a competent official.
  3. Strenuous exercise in an open area with airflow away from other people.
  4. At beaches, public parks, and sports stadiums with two meters distance from others.

The order takes effect from today (June 1st) until further notice.

The order is in Thai below.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.