The Phuket administrative officials have closed the Tha Chat Chai checkpoint at midnight, preventing people from entering or leaving Phuket province, to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Tha Chat Chai checkpoint needs to passed in order to leave the Island.

The closure was in compliance with order No 11/2020 issued by Phuket governor Pakkapong Taweepat on Sunday.

The exceptions to the closure are vehicles transporting food and essential items – fuel, construction materials, medical equipment – rescue vehicles, ambulances and vehicles for state operations.