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A majority of Thais don’t want foreign tourists returning over fears that they could bring a second wave of Covid-19.

The news comes from a Dusit Rajabhat University poll, or Suan Dusit Opinion Poll, which was conducted online between June 9-12 with 1,116 people responding nationwide.

Asked whether they wanted foreign tourists to return to visit Thailand soon, 75.72% said “no”; with 54.39% saying that they would like the Thai people to tour their own country first before going elsewhere; and 21.33% saying that they were afraid the foreigners would spark a second wave of the virus.

The rest, 24.28%, said they wanted foreign tourists to come soon. Saying foreigners could help spur the economy and generate income for the country.

 

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times

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