CityNews – 29th February 2020, Charoenrit Sanguansat, Governor of Chiang Mai, announced that levels of PM2.5 have been well above standards at every single measurement spot in the city and warns the public to do what they can to take care of their health, especially women who are pregnant, the elderly, those with respiratory diseases and other diseases which could make them susceptible. He asks people at risk to avoid exercising outdoors and asks them to wear protective masks at all times.
As to the command centre for prevention and finding solutions to the PM2.5, they have reported on a total of 36 hot spots across 12 districts, including seven in national parks, this weekend.
The governor has ordered the mobile fire fighting unit to react with great speed to any needs and all authorities from the national parks to high way department personnel to be on high alert. He says that authorities continue to raise public awareness and use all their resources to mitigate the crisis.