By The Nation
After landing at Koh Samui International Airport, the PM and his ministers inspected the Covid-19 screening checkpoints and told staff to be prepared for more tourist arrivals.
Prayut and his Cabinet also visited the Sheraton Samui Resort Hotel in Bo Phut to check the Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALSQ) for foreign tourists.
Foreigners must complete the mandatory 14-day ALSQ at one of eight hotels on Samui. If they then test negative for the virus, they can travel to various locations on the island, wearing an electronic wristband to monitor their movements. Any found to be infected with Covid-19 will be transferred for treatment.
The other ALSQ hotels are the Melia, Outrigger, Koh Samui Beach Resort, Baan Hin Sai Resort & Spa, Banyan tree, Impiana resort, and Aura Samui Best Beach Hotel.
The PM and his Cabinet also checked Samui’s Smart City Command Centre, which monitors safety for locals and tourists via 1,014 closed-circuit cameras located around the island. It also operates 26 free WiFi points that offer the SAFE T (SAFE-Travel) tourism information app.
The PM said he appreciated the efforts of staff at the Smart City Command Centre in taking care of the safety and health of citizens and tourists on Koh Samui.
The Cabinet will move on to Phuket on Tuesday, where it will hold its weekly meeting at the Splash Beach Resort.