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Phuket bridges and ports closed

By The Phuket News

 

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Only rescue vehicles and trucks delivering essential supplies will be allowed onto the island while the bridges onto and off Phuket are closed. Photo: Wanlop Boonjan

 

PHUKET: All bridges onto and off the island will be closed to all traffic except emergency service vehicles and trucks delivering goods, and all ports and piers will be closed to general traffic, at midnight tonight (00:01am, Mar 30).

 

The move comes in the latest order by Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The order, dated today (Mar 29), was issued publicly at 7:08pm

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-bridges-and-ports-closed-75494.php

 

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-03-29

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So it looks like any food and or drinking water will have to be delivered by boat

or airplane?

Airport still open?

 

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Fortress Phuket. The island closes off Sarasin Bridge and boating traffic, except supplies

By The Thaiger

 

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Phuketians, you are marooned on a tropical island. Well, almost…

 

Today the Phuket Governor has rolled out another level of lockdowns for the southern island. The new rules come into force tonight at midnight (00.01am March 30) and will run until the end of April, or until announced otherwise. There are a few exceptions as noted in the official declaration (below)

 

.They includes…

• Sarasin Bridge, the bridge linking Phuket to Phang Nga province and the mainland, will be closed.

• No boat traffic in or out of Phuket, except cargo.

• Access for the supply of foodstuffs, medical and vital supplies will continue.

• The airport remains open for domestic and international flights.

• These changes are in force until April 30.

 

These changes are additional to the proclamations put out last week, which included the request to stay at home and remain in your accommodation or homes from 8pm – 3am every night. All Phuket beaches were also closed today around the island.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/cv19-asia/cv19-thailand/cv19-phuket/fortress-phuket-the-island-closes-off-sarasin-bridge-and-boating-traffic-except-supplies

 

 

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-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2020-03-30

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5 minutes ago, jvs said:

So it looks like any food and or drinking water will have to be delivered by boat

or airplane?

Airport still open?

 

"except emergency service vehicles and trucks delivering goods"

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2 minutes ago, Shot said:

"except emergency service vehicles and trucks delivering goods"

Sorry i did not see that,i read the full story and it was worded a bit differently.

time to go get some sleep i guess.

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With Phang Nga also closed, and soon all provinces, the cost of transportation of commodities will skyrocket. Long queus to go through the slow check points. Each passengers tempersture is taken, so if you drive from Bangkok to Phuket, you have to go through 7 provincial mrdical check points. 

 

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2 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

why not shut bkk? 

Because Phuket is more easy..

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The benefits of living on an island in action. Should be a song, that

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21 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Because Phuket is more easy..

 

I disagree.

 

It's a very good question ("why not BKK ?") because it highlights the absurdity, the inanity of such "private/partial lockdown"...

 

How many cases in Phuket ? How many deads in Phuket ? Is Phuket the thai... Wuhan ? Of course not.

 

And no need to say "that's the point, in order to prevent the virus to come to the island, the lockdown is justified".

 

Because we all know that the virus is already in Phuket.

 

So why should we close Phuket. But not BKK, where we have a large number of cases ?

 

Who is this governor ? Why does he take such radical decision, without proper coordination with Bangkok ? With central gvt ?

 

Why the days before he already showed strange decisions (to close 7/11 shops from 10 PM to 3 AM) ?

 

Sorry, but this is wrong. On every front : health, economy, politics, social, etc.

 

And it's an absolute PR disaster... Because actually everybody will ask "Why Phuket and not Bangkok ? What's going on in Thailand ?"

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Phuket, the Thai Alcatraz ....

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And ... the madness continues ... what will be the next move? ....

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3 hours ago, jvs said:

Sorry i did not see that,i read the full story and it was worded a bit differently.

time to go get some sleep i guess.

You were right. The way it is worded doesn't include food and drink. I would guess this is an error.

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