The big shut down is here

 | Sun 22 Mar 2020 17:44 ICT

Covid-19 chiang mai shutdown

All non-essential shopping outlets have been ordered to close from 6pm tomorrow, 23 March. The Chiang Mai Governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat has ordered the shutdown which will stay until 13 April in ordered to protect the public from the spread of coronovirus, Covid-19.

The ban will not apply to essential services such as supermarkets, food markets, pharmacies and banks. Supermarkets within shopping malls may also remain open. From Monday evening, restaurants will only be permitted to open to maintain takeaway and delivery services.

The full list of affected services is:

  • Restaurants (except for home delivery and takeaways)
  • Restaurants in hotels are only allowed to cater to hotel guests
  • Shopping centres and malls with the exception of supermarkets, shops selling consumer goods, pharmacies and restaurants for takeaways
  • Dining sections of convenience stores
  • Markets and flea markets except those that sell perishable food, dried food, takeaway food, pet food, basic necessities and pharmacies
  • Barbershops and beauty salons
  • Tattoo and piercing shops
  • Skating rinks, rollerblading arena and similar venues
  • Amusement of theme parks; bowling or gaming machines
  • Gaming and internet cafes
  • Golf courses and driving ranges
  • public swimming pools
  • Cockfighting rings
  • Amulet trading markets and centres
  • Trade fairs and exhibition centres
  • All educational institutions
  • Weight-loss centres and cosmetic clinics
  • Health service centres such as spas, traditional and beauty massage
  • Pet grooming/spa shops and pet hotels
  • Massage parlours
  • Baths and saunas
  • Theatres and cinemas
  • Fitness centres
  • Pubs, bars and similar entertainment
  • Boxing stadiums and boxing training
  • Sports venues
  • Horse racing courses