Health chiefs play down Chiang Mai lockdown talk

02.12.2020 - 05:31

The Public Health Ministry has ruled out a lockdown in the tourist province of Chiang Mai as a result of a coronavirus scare involving a Thai returnee from Myanmar. "The ministry has been testing all those who came into contact with the patient and there has yet to be a positive result," Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control told media at a press briefing to allay fears of an outbreak in a province that relies on domestic tourism for income in the absence of foreign arrivals.

(other, Chiang Mai)

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