Mass testing across Chiang Mai all negative

 | Fri 4 Dec 2020 13:02 ICT

Governor of Chiang Mai Charoenrit Sanguansat announced that all three patients with Covid-19 who had recently been identified as patients numbers 42, 43 and 44 in Chiang Mai province are recovering well.

He went on to say that out of 90 people identified as those at most risk of contracting the virus from these three patients, 88 have been identified and tested negative for the virus. All are still under a 14 day quarantine.

A further 523 people identified by contact tracing as possibly exposed to the virus have also all been tested negative.

The governor went on to say that at this time there is no sign that the virus has spread in Chiang Mai.

The Chiang Mai Covid Centre, said the governor, were working at full steam at all levels to conduct spot checks across the city, especially at high risk places, to ensure they conform to all safety standards.

Authorities are also ensuring that venues enforce the use of the Thai Chana check-in application by all customers and visitors. Entertainment venues have also seen spot Covid tests of its staff, all of which have been negative.

On a village level across the province, an army of volunteers has been recruited to ensure no illegal aliens or Thais have crossed over from Myanmar and are hiding amongst the population. There are checkpoints on all roads near the border 24 hours per day.

The governor went on to say that he wishes to assure the people of Chiang Mai that the situation is under control and that all is being done to maintain safety for all.