Public not confident at low number of checkpoints

 | Fri 2 Jul 2021 14:36 ICT

A video clip has been posted on social media, showing a driver driving into the city of Chiang Mai along the Chiang Mai-Lampang Road, and passing the Don Chan intersection without being stopped.

According to the governor of Chiang Mai’s announcement earlier this week, major highways into Chiang Mai will have checkpoints set up to filter and check people coming into the city from the ten deep red provinces. However, the public is now concerned whether the authorities are taking this matter seriously enough if there was no checkpoint at Don Chan intersection.

A spokesman from the 5th Region Police has come out to clarify that there are currently five checkpoints along roads into the city in total: 1. Saraphi, 2. Doi Saket, 3. Mae Ai, 4. Mae Taeng and 5 Doi Tao. The Don Chan Intersection is not currently a checkpoint.

However, following public concerns the police say that they will hold a meeting with all involved to see whether they can set up more checkpoints to reassure the public that all is being done.