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Phuket authorities closed venues at risk of transmitting the coronavirus and suspended other activities while allowing shopping centers to open until 9 p.m.

Gov. Narong Woonsew signed the order Monday that applies to already closed pubs, bars and karaoke clubs as well as fields for cockfights and bird competitions and boxing stadiums.

He allowed local shopping centers to open until 9 p.m. while limiting the numbers of customers and suspending promotional activities and the services of their game machines and amusement parks.

Dining-in at restaurants must stop at 9 p.m. Local government officials and employees of local government organizations must not leave Phuket unless they have urgent reasons and receive approval from their superiors.

The order took effect from July 20 to Aug. 2. It responded to an increase in Covid-19 cases in various areas of Phuket.