Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Thailand sees record deaths as first Phuket sandbox tourists arrive

  • Thailand is grappling with its worst Covid-19 wave, reporting over 5,500 new cases as its tourism hotspot Phuket opened under a quarantine-free scheme
  • Elsewhere, Australia’s New South Wales warned about a community spread of the Delta variant and Malaysia tightened curbs in the capital

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Passengers from Abu Dhabi arrive at Phuket airport on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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