Governor says no shut down, yet

 | Tue 31 Mar 2020 17:16 ICT

CityNews – The governor of Chiang Mai said to reporters today that while he is keeping a close eye on the steadily growing numbers of newly infected patients in Chiang Mai, he doesn’t think that Chiang Mai needs to have a Phuket-style complete provincial shutdown, yet.

He said that with two new cases today, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 34, he is keeping a very close tab on the spread of the virus. Should the need arise, he will order a shut down, but that day has not come. He went on to say that Phuket had many ports and harbours for boats to come in and out, making it hard to control, whereas Chiang Mai there were clear entry points by air and land, that was being tightly monitored.