PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO), which processes work permits for foreigners, quietly reopened today.

“We are now back to working normally,” PPEO Chief Yaowapa Pibulpol told the Phuket Gazette.

“Our office was closed for two and a half days, from the afternoon of December 3 through the public holiday for HM The King’s birthday yesterday,” she explained.