Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of 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, August 1st, 2022, to Sunday, August 7th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
According to the Thai health authorities, seven people have been identified as being at high risk for monkeypox in Phuket and are being tested and monitored after the third confirmed monkeypox case, who is a German tourist in Phuket, was announced.
Lifeguards and good samaritans nearby immediately rushed to save the family and bring them up to the shore but could not make it in time while another tourist, reportedly the father, miraculously survived.
The Cherng Talay Police was notified of the body at 9:55 A.M. from a staffer from the waterworks authority who was checking a water meter nearby.
The inspection follows Thai Prime Minister Prayut yesterday, August 5th, ordering a serious investigation into the fire at the “Mountain B” entertainment venue in the Sattahip area of Chonburi in the early hours of yesterday, reportedly now killing 14 and injuring 34 people so far.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!