CityNews – 28th March 2020, today’s COVID-19 update from the provincial hall shows one new case in Chiang Mai and 109 new cases accross Thailand. There have yet to be any deaths in Chiang Mai.
CityNews – 28th March 2020, Banks across Thailand have been ordered to close over the weekend to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. ATMs and applications are functioning as usual.
A letter was sent out to the media this week from the Elephant Nature Park, quoting owner Lek Chailert, who says she has been visiting many elephant parks across Chiang Mai where she saw that, “Elephants have been chained up since the tourists stopped coming. They are very stressed and upset. Some have started to attack each other from being chained up all day and several have bite wounds as they … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 2020, following the announcement yesterday by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul of nine doctors who have caught the virus across Thailand, a group of volunteers were inspired to find a solution to help keep medical personnel safe. Cheodsak Khamkao, one of these volunteers said that he had been contacted by the emergency team at Nakorn Ping Hospital to build a box to … Continued
CityNews – 26th March 2020, Komsan Suwannampha, Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai along with delegates from the municipality, the Military Circle 33 and other authorities began a deep scrub of the city, starting off with spraying and scrubbing public areas. A 1,000 litre HORUS Airbrush Car from Japan was used to spray disinfectant along city streets from Tha Pae to Night Bazaar and Chang Moi. High ris … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 2020, reports of a new fire which has sprung up on the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park yesterday has had firefighters working beyond capacity. Due to high winds and dried timber, the ongoing fire continues to spread, even though there are 400 firefighters on the ground across the mountain range. Steep terrain makes it almost impossible to combat. It is thanks to the volunteer dr … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 2020, Empower Foundation, an organisation promoting rights and opportunities for sex workers in Thailand has written a letter to the government pleading for help. “Many…are mothers and main family providers and carers,” stated the letter sent on the 19th of March. “Due to COVID the government has ordered closures of entertainment places which means that 100,000 sex worker acr … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 27, 2020, in front of Warm Up Café on Nimmanhaemin Road, a centre for COVID-19 support has been set up to distribute food and necessities to those in need. Though the staff of Warm Up have no job to go to, since the café and bar closed its doors following government orders, they have been kept busy cooking food and serving it to the lines of people who have been coming. Stric … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 2020, The COVID Foreign Community Support Group Chiang Mai was formed to respond to any needs the more vulnerable foreign residents of our city may require as the crisis continues. The group is to be found on Facebook where all pertinent information regarding the situation will be posted daily. An operations arm of the group has also been formed, the Chiang Mai Search and Res … Continued
CityNews – 27th March 2020, Chiang Mai Public Health Office has announced four new confirmed cases today. According to today’s daily press briefing at the provincial hall, there are 19 confirmed cases in Chiang Mai with one patient having returned home already, leaving 18 in hospital care. There are also 77 patients who are being monitored from a total of 561 cases, 484 of whom have gone home. As … Continued