Phuket Governor releases new orders, officially drops mask mandate

Phuket –

The Phuket governor Narong Woonciew has released a new order today (June 25th) for dropping the mask mandate, following a national order released late last night, June 23rd, here.

The order about the mask mandate states: A mask or cloth mask is a voluntary practice. However, the Ministry of Public health recommends to wear masks to prevent other respiratory diseases including Covid-19, especially in areas with lots of people and indoor areas. For Covid-19 patients or high-risk people, they are ‘NECESSARY’ to wear masks when staying with other people.

Other rules in the order are:

  1. Restaurants including cafeterias, street food, hotels or other businesses can serve alcohol but under hygienic measurements.

2. Entertainment venues can open under rules and measurements. This “appears” to mean they can now be restored to “regular” hours, depending on local and regional rules, entertainment zone status, etc.

The order effect immediately until further notice. The order in Thai is below.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.