Chiang Mai governor announces latest measures

 | Tue 5 Jan 2021 15:09 ICT

The public health office of Chiang Mai announced yesterday that there is now one more confirmed case of Covid-19 found in Chiang Mai province, bringing up our total tally of people found to be infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 50.

Five entertainment venues have been closed by authorities, with all of their staff now in quarantine, following the discovery of the latest case.

The Chiang Mai Winter Fair, held annually for over half a century, has been closed, on order from Governor Charoenrit Sanguansat yesterday. Those concerned at missing out on the annual Miss Chiang Mai contest may breathe easy as it will be streamed online live.

All arrivals to Chiang Mai are requested to sign in on the CM-Chana application and those from the 28 provinces deemed as hotspots must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Entertainment venues and restaurants may open until 11pm only and all self-sefving buffets have now been banned. Venues are also told to not allow for more than 75% capacity at any time.

Dancing at entertainment venues is temporarily banned.

The 25 year old woman who was found to be the latest patient is reported to have visited multiple night time entertainment venues between the 26th December and the 1st January, though when and where she caught the virus is still being determined. Five venues where she had recently visited are Warm UP Café, Tha Chang Café, Pretty Club Chiang Mai, Infinity Club and DC Chiang Mai, all of which have been closed and staff quarantined.