Provincial governors ordered to screen everyone arriving from Phuket
All Thailand’s provincial governors have been instructed, by the country’s Interior Ministry, to screen everyone arriving from the southern resort province of Phuket and to quarantine anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19.
The instruction was issued by Mr. Chalerm Promlet, the ministry’s permanent secretary, after some people, who had recently left Phuket, tested positive for the virus on arrival in their home towns.
Mr. Chalerm also ordered governors to allow entry of these returnees, saying that many are jobless after the closure of businesses in Phuket.
Today, the governor of Phuket reported four suspected COVID-19 cases, which are currently under epidemiological investigation.
Meanwhile, a Suan Dusit Poll revealed the 15 most popular activities during the “stay at home” period.
- Social media networking 84.34%
- Taking a rest 83.11%
- Working from home 78.04%
- Watching movies at home 75.70%
- Listening to music 72.44%
- Cooking and baking 70.97%
- Online learning 69.59%
- Exercising 67.61%
- Gardening 62.98%
- Praying 58.98%
- Pet rearing 55.48%
- Online gaming 51.63%