CityNews – 19th March 2020, a meeting was held today helmed by the Chiang Mai municipality and the public health office along with all other relevant organisations during which it was decided to cancel all of Songkran.
CityNews had previously reported that Songkran will be postponed and that all gatherings cancelled, though we did report that there would be cultural activities and the city will be decked out in her annual Songkran glory.
However, following today’s meeting, it was decided that everything will be cancelled, including all cultural and religious activities, all exhibitions planned for the Three Kings Monument and Tha Pae Gate as well as all city décor.
Citizens are urged to please refrain from throwing water, especially in densely populated city areas. Don’t use water guns, don’t set up water stations outside your homes, don’t throw water from the back of pick up trucks and do everything possible to help stem the spreading of COVID-19.
The mayor also said that he has improved the quality of water in the moat by disinfecting the water, but says it is still not safe to play with it.