Will Songkran be cancelled?

CityNews – 5th March 2020, following reports that some provinces such as Khon Kaen have announced the cancellation of Songkran in response to the COVID-19, Tassanai Buranupakorn, Mayor of Chiang Mai, has announced that at this time Songkran has not been cancelled, but that the municipality is keeping a very close eye on the situation and if it becomes clear that Songkran will become a public hazard, then they will indeed shut it down.

“We are very worried about the public and the decision whether we will cancel Songkran or not will be taken amongst many organisations in Chiang Mai who are all monitoring the situation very closely. We will likely be making a formal announcement soon,” said Mayor Tassanai.