Most Thais still wearing face masks at the Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market even after mandate was dropped

Phuket –

  Most Thais are still wearing face masks at the Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market after the mask mandate was dropped last week in public in Thailand. The majority of foreigners, however, were seen maskless.

The Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market, also well known as ‘Laad Yai’ is in Old Phuket Town. Many Thais and foreign tourists who come to Phuket visit the walking street.

Sunday (June 26th) was the first week of the market after the mask mandate was dropped nationally.

Our prior article about the mask mandate change:

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.

However, most Thais are still wearing face masks at the market and indeed in general in Phuket based on The Phuket Express’s observations. Many foreigners, however, have embraced the dropping of the mandate and have been seen maskless, which is their choice now as wearing a mask is voluntary. However, individual businesses and organizations can require a mask mandate themselves, if they choose.

The Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market, also well known as ‘Laad Yai’ has generated at least two million baht per week according to organizers.

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