Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place.
Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said Thursday that although there has no foreign tourists left on the island, the province will still organize the festival to carry on the tradition and promote domestic tourism.
All activities will be held under the “new normal” measures. Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times. They also must have their body temperature checked when entering the festival and shrines. They are required to register with the Thai Chana tracing app.
Street processions and mass prayers will be held but some activities will be adjusted to maintain social distancing.