Sandbox gets its first coronavirus case

A UNITED Arab Emirates national became the first person travelling under the Phuket Sandbox scheme to test positive for Covid-19.

Phuket authorities reported yesterday that he was one of the 2,113 people who have landed on the island since July 1.

He tested positive upon arrival and was taken to a local hospital.

The authorities did not reveal the traveller’s date of arrival but said others on the same flight were put under quarantine.

As per the sandbox scheme, tourists who can verify they are fully inoculated against Covid-19 and test negative can fly into Phuket and move around freely in the province without having to quarantine.

After 14 days in Phuket and if they still test negative, the tourists can then travel elsewhere in Thailand.

A similar scheme called the “Samui Plus Model” will be applied to Surat Thani’s three resort islands – Samui, Pha-ngan and Tao – which are set to open from July 15. — The Nation/ANN

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean News Headlines at 10 pm on Saturday (Sept 25)
Three more seniors die as Singapore confirms 1,443 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 25)
Indonesia reports 2,137 new Covid-19 cases, 123 new deaths
Thailand: Cases drop below 12,000 again as CCSA reports 11,975 new Covid-19 cases, 127 more deaths on Saturday (Sept 25)
Philippines logs 16,907 new Covid-19 cases, total surges to 2,470,235
Vietnam logs 9,706 new Covid-19 cases, total now at 746,678; death toll at 18,400
Singapore: Seniors discouraged from attending religious activities, no religious classes for kids until Oct 10
Dorab Mistry: Palm oil may touch US$955 on tight supplies; increase in export levies by top grower Indonesia
Thailand to speed up vaccination of teachers and students amid plans to opens schools in November
The Philippines economy expected to grow by 4.5% in 2021, concludes Asian Development Bank

Stories You'll Enjoy