With Chiang Mai currently confirming 1,873 people with the Covid-19 virus, the city’s normal bustling Songkran trade has come to a near standstill. Vendors at Warorot Market are seen in these photographs spending the day waiting for crumbs of business, many reporting 10% of normal sales this time of the year. “I understand that no one can help anyone anymore,” said one vendor, 45. “We all just hav … Continued
Today is the second day in a row now that new cases of those tested positive for Covid-19 has declined. With 164 new cases reported today, making the total number of currently positive in the province 2,037, the public health office is hoping this trend continues. There are currently 1,100 people at the Convention Centre field hospital, with a capacity for 400 more. There is also another field hos … Continued
With a steady increase of new Covid-19 infected people (though numbers appear to have declined in the past two days), Mae Jo’s field hospital is now ready with 400 beds.
Photographs from the field hospital show some of the 100 medical staff taking short breaks between shifts, as many say that they have resigned themselves to missing out on the holidays this year. Tidaporn Monkolwat, a nurse from Om Koi Hospital who has been on duty at the field hospital since the beginning of April, has had her duties extended until the end of the month due to high demand. “I am h … Continued
Photos from inside the government quarantine are showing a shambolic response to this order which will see anyone with the virus avoiding the government quarantine facing up to two years in jail. In spite of being unprepared, it is reported that over 600 people are now housed in the government’s quarantine at the Chiang Mai Convention Centre. Today a woman shared photographs with Citylife, telling … Continued
Yesterday’s press announcement at the provincial hall reported another 260 cases of confirmed people tested positive, bringing the Chiang Mai total now to 1,190. The covid response centre went on to say that Chiang Mai is now in a critical stage of the pandemic and all precautions must be taken, as authorities remain concerned. Queues for tests continue to be the largest gathering of people in a w … Continued
The field hospital is reportedly getting filled up after today’s number of people positive for the virus reached 1,461. Doctors from Suan Prung Psychiatric hospital are visiting asymptomatic people currently in quarantine after reports of stress, depression and other problems manifesting. There are currently 15,000 people being monitored for having been in close proximity with those with the virus … Continued
Beds at the Convention Centre are filling up fast and authorities say that they are now rushing to ready 7,000 beds for non-symptomatic patients, way beyond the original target of 1,000 beds, in preparation for more demand as cases of Covid continue to rise. At 1pm today the Covid centre of Chiang Mai announced that another 269 confirmed cases today have officially brought the number of current in … Continued
In spite of the municipality’s efforts to promote a cultural Songkran this year to get people out and about, the latest wave of the virus has ended all grand plans for any festivities and our city streets are sadly empty.
A Chiang Mai resident won a lawsuit against the state for ignoring the air pollution problem. Chiang Mai Administrative Court delivered judgement to the National Environment Board to declare the area as a pollution control zone within 30 days. On the 8th April, 2021, Chiang Mai Administrative Court delivered judgement in Black Case No. Sor.1/2564 and Red Case No. Sor.1/2564, over the claim of gove … Continued