Governor insists no one has tested positive, in spite of rumours

 | Tue 18 Aug 2020 20:23 ICT

Rumours have been spreading across the city after a group of Malaysian tourists arrived in Chiang Mai as well as news of the arrest of 43 migrant workers, for fear of the return of the virus.

Today Governor Charoenrit Sanguansat came out to calm fears by telling reporters that while there have been some Malaysian tourists who have arrived, with one woman having been in contact with a known patient, the group of five have all tested negative.

The group of tourists in fact live in Lopburi province and while there were no details as to how the 36 year old woman came into contact with a patient, the group rented their own van and arrived in Chiang Mai yesterday when they visited both Doi Suthep and Mon Jam.

As to the 43 Myanmar migrants who were arrested, the governor said that they will enter the judicial system and be processed accordingly. He said that the 43 have all been tested and are all negative, but have all gone into quarantine for two weeks anyway.
He assures the public that there are no cases in the province.