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Phuket airport to stay closed until further notice

May 15. 2020
PHOTO: Samui Times
PHOTO: Samui Times
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By THE NATION

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Friday (May 15) decided against reopening Phuket International Airport from 12.01am on May 16 given the lingering risk of Covid-19 outbreak. The airport will remain closed until further notice, CAAT said.

The aviation authority announced that though Phuket has effectively curbed the outbreak, there is still the risk of a second wave of infections. Hence, under the advice of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, CAAT decided to revoke its approval on May 14 for the airport to resume operations on May 16.

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