In recognition of the Air Quality Awareness Week (3rd-7th May), the United States is donating equipment to Chiang Mai Province to help control wildfires that contribute to hazardous air quality in Northern Thailand. In April and May this year, the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai donated equipment supplied by the U.S. Department of Defense to Chiang Mai Province. The contribution included eigh … Continued
Mae Jo field hospital to close on 7th May, with only 90 people remaining and all soon to be discharged. While there are new clusters of people who test positive in Chiang Mai province – the latest being ten people in a Chiang Dao village – authorities say that the situation is coming under control with numbers of newly positive continuing to fall. The Mae Jo field hospital has 400 beds in total, … Continued
Chiang Mai’s public health office has announced that as of the beginning of this month Thais over 60 as well as those with any of the following diseases – chronic respiratory diseases, heart or blood vessel conditions, chronic kidney failure, stroke, obesity, cancer and diabetes – will be prioritized for receiving the first vaccinations. The registration process began on the 1st of this month and … Continued
Two more people have reported to have died from Covid-19 in Chiang Mai, bringing the total number of deaths from this virus in our province to nine. The public health office will make a more detailed announcement about this later today. The office also announced that there have been 23 people who have tested positive today.
A woman is in trouble with the police after causing a drunken incident at Nakornping Hospital yesterday. A video clip went viral yesterday, posted on TikTok by a woman with the handle @Smile Ploy699. In the video clip the woman herself, wearing black, can be seen drunkenly shouting and screaming in the accident and emergency area of the hospital surrounded by PPE wearing medical personnel. She had … Continued
Daiso Sushi, in an attempt to survive the latest shutdown advertised their new in-car buffet last week where customers could be served food and dine in their own cars in the car park. After two very successful days with the car park often filled, the governor of Chiang Mai made an emergency announcement banning such practice, citing danger to the public. Undeterred the restaurant has come up with … Continued
A letter was issued to the prime minister today by Governor of Chiang Mai Charoenrit Sanguansat urging him to reconsider the latest order for restaurants to only allow for take away or delivery, citing the improved situation regarding the virus as well as the dire situation facing the 80,000 people who work in Chiang Mai’s restaurant and bar industry. “Each province has a different situation and i … Continued
The recent strong winds and heavy rains have done great damage to the earthen wall of Wat Yang Kuang, Hai Ya sub-district, said Thodsak Yenjura, Director of the Archeological Sites Preservation Group, Fine Arts Department Chiang Mai. Around 10 metres of the wall has been badly damaged, along with a pickup truck which was parked by the wall this past Sunday night. Thodsak told the media that this w … Continued
Here are some photos from over the weekend when our photographer took a night time drive around town to capture these images.
The field hospital set up to house the kindergarten children, their teachers and parents who were tested positive, has now closed, everyone returning home after 14 days’ quarantine. A total of 18 children and eight adults were tested three times, each time testing negative, before being declared clear of the virus. The governor of Chiang Mai officiated over the closure of the field hospital earlie … Continued