The kingdom was closed to tourists, but people were not ready for this
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, one of the most famous Thai resorts has started having problems with food, since tourists вЂ” the main source of income for local residents вЂ” are planned to be admitted only in October.
According to The Thaiger, because of the closed borders, residents of the west coast of Phuket began to starve.
Earlier, the vice-governor of Phuket asked the Ministry of Labor of Thailand to help at least a thousand people who were left without work (a significant part of the island's population was employed in tourism or related areas).
Initially, they were helped by the state, at the expense of which people were given free food twice. But now food is being handed out by private charities.
We will remind that earlier the Thai Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn announced the end of mass tourism in the kingdom вЂ” after the quarantine, preference will be given to foreigners who have booked four- and five-star hotels.