70 foreign tourists have visited Hua Hin since reopening, two test positive for COVID-19


A total of 70 foreign tourists have visited Hua Hin since its reopening on Nov 1, Dr. Wara Salwattanakul, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Public Health Doctor revealed on Wednesday (Nov 24).

Of those, two have tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Wara said.

The two patients, who are Danish nationals, are currently being treated at Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin. They are first foreign tourists to test positive since the reopening.

Dr Wara said the 70 tourists arrived in Hua Hin between 1st and 23rd November, with 46 tourists arriving under the Test & Go program, while 24 arrived via the Hua Hin Sandbox or ‘Blue Zone’, which requires tourists to remain in Hua Hin and Nong Khae districts for a period of seven days.

Dr. Wara also mentioned the progress of Pfizer vaccination for students throughout Prachuap Province.

Currently there are 31,387 children who have received the 1st vaccination from, which represents 93.4% of the total number of eligible students in the province.

The number of children who have received 2 doses of vaccine is 24,092, or 71.69%.

Dr. Wara added there is a push to get as many students back to the classroom as possible.

For students to return for onsite learning, schools must pass an assessment, while  at least 80% of eligible students and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Schools must also have strict prevention and control measures in place, including supervising the shuttle buses to and from school, while vendors which operate in or outside the school grounds must also be vaccinated.