Governor orders closure of Hua Hin Safari, customers told to isolate

Dr. Panlop Singhaseni

The governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan has ordered the temporary closure of Hua Hin Safari following the discovery of a COVID-19 cluster.

Hua Hin Safari will be closed until September 27, according to an order issued by Governor Dr. Panlop Singhaseni.

“In order to prevent and stop the spread of the disease, tourists and visitors are prohibited from using the services in Hua Hin Safari, unless it is necessary to prevent, maintain and feed the animals with the permission of the communicable disease control officer,” Governor Panlop said.

The move comes after at least 28 out of 50 employees at the safari, which is located in Thap Thai, were found to be infected with COVID-19.

In addition, health officials are urging anyone who visited Hua Hin Safari between September 4th and 11th to enter 14 day isolation.

If a visitor to the park has any symptoms they are urged to report to hospital for a COVID-19 test immediately.

Meanwhile, officials also clarified that the COVID-19 cluster was discovered at Hua Hin Safari and not at Hua Hin Fantasia Park & ​​Hua Hin Zoo, which is a different venue.