Following the announcement that Chiang Mai has discovered four new cases of Covid-19 earlier this week, two entertainment venues have been ordered to close.
The first four people confirmed to have the virus are all male, with three being of Thai nationality and one Chinese. All four travelled brought the virus to Chiang Mai, after visiting entertainment venues in Bangkok. The Public Health Office say that there is no sign as yet of any spread of the virus in Chiang Mai, though they do ask anyone who has visited these two venues in the past few weeks to be alert to any unusual symptoms and to self-quarantine as a precaution.
Yesterday authorities announced that they had discovered two new cases, bringing the total of patients being treated in hospitals to six.
“Nimmanhaemin’s oh Warm Up Café and Ground Bar have both been ordered to shut down from the 6th to 19th April,” announced a deputy governor at a press conference yesterday.
All staff of these two venues have been tested and ordered to self-quarantine for a fortnight.
The two latest patients, according to the deputy governor, are one Thai female who had been to Warm Up Café and Ground Bar here in Chiang Mai and a Chinese man who had returned from visiting pubs and bars in Bangkok.
The Public Health Office is doing contact tracing on all six and say that they are doing their best to contain the virus’s spread.