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Phuket plans to set up 10 more isolation centres as Covid situation continues to worry officials

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Phuket plans to set up 10 more isolation centres as Covid situation continues to worry officials
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The escalating Covid situation in Phuket has prompted officials to establish 10 more isolation centres. Phuket’s governor, Narong Woonsiew said yesterday that the rise in infections mirrors the Covid situation in Bangkok 2 months ago.

Phuket has been averaging 200 Covid cases a day, which represents a serious concern to residents that hospitals will be overwhelmed, says Narong. In fact, earlier this week the Thaiger wrote how 81% of the hospital beds on Phuket are currently occupied. The governor says that there are around 300 infected people who are waiting to be admitted to a hospital, with that number only expected to go up.

Narong says that to fix the situation, he has given orders to local officials and community leaders to establish community isolation centres in every sub-district, totalling 10. The centres will serve to house asymptomatic cases and keep them segregated from their families and communities to curb the spread of Covid.

8 hotels in Thalang and Muang will be converted into isolation centres and 2 more will be set up in Kathu. Health officials also plan to speed up the administration booster shots to residents and migrant workers.

The move to set up new isolation centres also mirrors Bangkok’s move 2 months prior when the capital set up 53 community isolation centres. Recently, there was a Phuket Provincial Hall meeting chaired by 3 advisors to Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow to discuss crucial issues currently affecting the island.

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SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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