Acting Koh Phangan district chief Somchai Somwong on Thursday announced the decision to call off the Full Moon Party on Had Rin beach as the gathering of tourists could pose the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.
The Full-Moon Party is scheduled on the full-moon night on Sunday. The event normally draws thousands of tourists to the beach on the resort island.
The Full Moon Party will be held again only after the situation returns to normal, the official said, adding the district had informed all tour agents and hoteliers about the suspension.
Surat Thani governor Wichwut Jinto agreed with the decision for the safety of tourists visiting the island, he added.