As a result, many fans of the country and people working in Thailand’s tourism industry have been hoping vaccinated travellers would soon be returning to the country. In March, Phuket presented plans according to which vaccinated travellers might be allowed to holiday on the island quarantine-free from July onwards. However the future of these plans is now uncertain in light of rising infection numbers and renewed restrictions in mid-April. There is a bit of a panic in the country at the moment. Thai authorities have ordered the closure of bars, schools and entertainment venues in an effort to curb the latest coronavirus outbreak, which has led to record numbers of new daily infections. Officials say the latest outbreak, which includes the more contagious variant of the virus first discovered in Britain, started spreading in nightclubs in Bangkok. Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the government’s coronavirus task force, announced that the new measures also include a ban on drinking alcohol in restaurants. The measures will become effective starting on April 18. Although a travel ban has not been imposed, people are encouraged to refrain from leaving their homes between 11 pm and 4 am. Shopping malls and fitness gyms have been ordered… Read full this story
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