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Tourists on Phi Phi Island targeted with aggressive covid-19 testing

by John Hall
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Tourists on Phi Phi Island targeted with aggressive covid-19 testing

Public Health Officials in Krabi have targeted foreign tourists on Phi Phi Island for aggressive coronavirus testing in what they are calling a “proactive approach.”

The testing involves taking samples of 274 tourists who have been stranded on the southern island since it went into lockdown on April 10th.

Samples will be collected from the foreigners and tested by medical staff and health officials for any traces of covid-19 at Krabi Hospital.

According to the reports, aggressive testing is only targeting non-Thai people on the island, and locals are not subjected to similar mandatory testing.

Meanwhile, the Krabi Deputy Governor met with local business owners on Phi Phi Island to look into easing restrictions in the near future.

As it stands, entry and exit to the island is prohibited by a provincial order in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Source: MCOT