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Thai tourism businesses seeking early coronavirus vaccination face backlash; Phuket says ‘We cannot afford to wait’

A year after Thailand closed its borders to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Phuket’s famous Walking Street, lined with colourful shophouses, is empty, its white sand beaches deserted.But a proposal by local businesses to vaccinate a majority of the island’s adult population of about 300,000 before October 1, in time for the main tourist season so that inoculated foreign visitors may holiday without quarantine, could change that.The Thai government, which launched vaccinations on February 28…

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