Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, June 20th, 2022, to Sunday, June 26th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- The Phuket governor Narong Woonciew has released a new order on June 25th for dropping the mask mandate, following a national order released late last night, June 23rd, here. A mask or cloth mask is a voluntary practice. However, the Ministry of Public health recommends for Covid-19 patients or high-risk people, they are ‘NECESSARY’ to wear masks when staying with other people.
The Phuket City Mayor Mr. Saroj Angkanapilart told The Phuket Express, “The underground construction project will be on Phuket Road from the Bang Neaw Intersection to Soi Kor Pai which is 600 meters in total.”
The Vice President of the Old Phuket Town Community Mr. Somyos Patan told the Phuket Express, “The Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market is one of the most famous places on the Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town that foreign tourists have visited.”
Local residents and concerned citizens have complained about loud noise after the legal closing times, currently, 2 AM.
The missing man was found on a jet ski near the area he was last reported seen when his jet ski ran out of gasoline in the middle of the ocean. He was taken back to a pier in Koh Siray, Phuket after spending an entire night alone in the ocean on the powerless jet ski.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!