Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA
Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA

Thailand’s plan to reopen Phuket to foreign visitors delayed by new local coronavirus transmission

  • The Thai government has been trying to promote domestic tourism with a campaign to foot 40 per cent of travellers’ hotel bills
  • Local spending alone can’t compensate for a loss of foreigners, who contributed to two-thirds of tourism income before the pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA
Governments are fearful of striking the wrong balance between public health and economic help. Photo: EPA
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