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First group of tourists opt for "Villa Quarantine" will arrive in Phuket on Feb 21

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration announced at the daily press conference earlier today (February 17) that 70 multinational tourists will arrive in Phuket on February 21 via a chartered flight from an unannounced location in Indonesia. These tourists will quarantine themselves at one of the island's most expensive resort Sri Panwa, pioneering a new tourism campaign nicknamed "Villa Quaratine."

Spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin disclosed that this entire group of travelers must practice self-isolation in their own villa during the first five days, and then they are able to leave the room for outdoor activities within Sri Panwa's premises.

"These 70 people are traveling from Indonesia," said the spokesman, "and they have been contacted with people in their own bubble since they went to many countries, including Indonesia. These travelers are affluent, and they are flying here with a charter flight."

Another interesting statement from Mr. Taweesilp is that prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha had already approved the plan to accept these upcoming holiday-makers a while ago, but the CCSA would bring this matter to the discussion again tomorrow (February 18).

The quote was translated from news report by Prachachat.

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