Second ‘hospitel’ opens as virus spreads in outlying districts

 | Wed 21 Apr 2021 11:52 ICT

At the Covid response centre yesterday, a deputy governor announced that numbers of newly infected people in Chiang Mai city appear to be on the decline, though he warns that numbers in outer districts of the provinces are appearing to be on the rise.

Attributing this to people returning home over the Songkran holidays, often taking the virus with them from cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok, the deputy governor asked for everyone’s patience and compliance in taking extra precautions until the virus is contained.

As of yesterday, the total number of newly infected people since January this year in Chiang Mai province sits at 2,438, with 2,402 remaining in various quarantines, hospitals and ‘hospitels’ at this time.

The Amora Tha Pae Hotel officially became the second ‘hospitel’ in Chiang Mai yesterday where 120 beds are provided for private care of patients. There will be 24 hour medical personnel on standby.