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 the Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, July 18th, 2022, to Sunday, July 24th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A 27-year-old Nigerian man in Phuket has been confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox.
The male patient is Nigerian, 27. He started to have symptoms one week before with a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes, and a red rash starting from his genitals to his face, body, and arms.
A Nigerian man in Phuket who has been confirmed as Thailand’s first official infection of monkey pox is being traced by Thai police after officials have been unable to contact him and the man has disappeared. It has now been discovered the man is not a recent tourist but on overstay since last year.
The Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market, also well known as ‘Laad Yai’ is still full of Thai and foreign tourists despite Thailand’s first case of monkey pox previously being confirmed as having visited the area in Phuket.
Polls conducted online on TPN media users show that most readers are not concerned with monkeypox as a disease, however, many are concerned that the central government may put in restrictions or measures that could hurt the hospitality and tourism industry.
The 40-year-old alleged thief, only revealed to the press as Kaew, reportedly stole a 1-baht weighted gold necklace from a 25-year-old victim in front of the market near Bangkok Hospital Phuket, in Talat Yai Subdistrict on July 20th.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!