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Phuket hotels ordered to close

By The Phuket News

 

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The notice posted by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department this morning. Image: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Governor has ordered all accommodation establishments registered as hotels on the island to close from tomorrow (Apr 4).

 

The Phuket Governor has ordered all accommodation establishments on the island that are registered as hotels to close from tomorrow (April 4).

 

At this stage it is believed that hotels already with guests are allowed to remain open, but not allowed to accept any more guests.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-hotels-ordered-to-close-75564.php

 

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Seems crazy.

People could literally end up on the streets.

 

Surely they could allow at least a few hotels to remain open so as to accommodate those who lose their room in the ones that do close.

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But who as a tourist is still staying here anyway? Hopefully all tourists have left by now. They have been given ample warning by embassies and officials. It really was just a matter of time before they would close hotels. Not only by order from above but also because owners have to cut costs.

 

Of course there are people who spent the entire winter here. But they are usually not staying in hotels. And looking around there is no shortage of empty houses and condos, so whoever is still staying in a hotel has a lot of choices to quickly find a new place to stay.

 

Don't see that as a problem for those staying in the hotels.

 

Much more so for the business owners and employees.

 

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Pretty standard move as Pattaya ordered the same. All tourists in hotels should read news and get out weeks ago, those who just arrived are selfish and reckless and will be on the streets as a result. Don't be stupid and self-isoalate

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Should be blaming the package holiday companies for some of these stranded there. Still getting emails about package holidays to places even now.😂😂😂

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17 minutes ago, MasterBaker said:

Pretty standard move as Pattaya ordered the same. All tourists in hotels should read news and get out weeks ago, those who just arrived are selfish and reckless and will be on the streets as a result. Don't be stupid and self-isoalate

 

Idiocy. Do not come into close contact with another being.  

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If Patong, Phuket slides into the ocean

Like the mystics and statistics say it will

I bet all hotels will stay open

Until they square guests bills!

 

 

Edited by PatOngo

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23 minutes ago, christophe75 said:

The Phuket governor is on a mission.

 

He is a combo :

-Jesus

-Leonidas 1er ("spaaaaaaaarta !")

-general Patton

-Julio Eglesias (for the glamour and the songs)

 

One day = one order !

 

Whatever crazy this order can be... It doesn't matter.

 

The people, the whole planet is waiting for his daily order

 

Yesterday the 7/11 and convenience stores ?

 

Today the hotels ?

 

Tomorrow : ban on Som Tam. Ban on beer. Ban on sex. Ban on ban, etc.

 

Rince repeat.

 

Where this will lead us ? Impossible to say... Afterall, this is Thailand ("spaaaaaaaarta"). Everything is possible.

 

But one thing is sure : people are going to die. For real. Because of all those "orders".

 

And perhaps more compared to the virus casualties...

 

(Thailand = 1978 cases of the terrible virus. And 19 deads).

Most Thais seem to agree with these measures. And many ask for a complete nationwide lockdown. The fear is big.

And they mostly blame farangs.

 

Reading some of the comments in Thai social media is actually quite revealing and shocking. 

 

Few more weeks of curfew and no tourism and things might get ugly here. Even after things start to get back to normal

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A letter has been delivered to all registered hotels stating the above.

 

Of course there are plenty of unregistered places that could accommodate any remaining tourists, and there are still a number around, as can be seen by the pictures from Immigration. They of course will then likely be breaking the law by not registering guests and unregistered guests wont be able to get another extension.

 

Its the large hotels that are probably the issue here. I had a friend in a 300 room hotel up to a week ago. He was one of three guests. There's absolutley no point opening for that number.

 

I see Pattaya has done the same so it's not just Phuket. But I wish they would for once just think about consequences before enforcing restrictions.

 

 

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