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Phuket’s bars and beaches deserted as coronavirus batters Thailand’s tourism industry

Phuket’s go-go dancers sit playing on their phones in empty bars lining deserted streets as the Thai tourist island reels from the ravages of the pandemic with little sign of any recovery soon.Swimming pools are empty, chairs are stacked high in deserted restaurants and normally packed beaches are so quiet they are even seeing rare species of sea turtle arriving to nest.Last year, more than 9 million tourists visited Phuket, the kingdom’s second-most popular destination after Bangkok.Today,…

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