Chiang Rai governor, Prajon Prachsakul, has led a clean-up operation across public areas and tourist attractions such as shopping malls, Chiang Rai Airport, Singha Park and the border checkpoint at Mae Sai. It follows the recent discovery of a number of infected Thai nationals who had illegally crossed from Myanmar, bypassing health checks and quarantine. At least 34 illegal returnees have tested positive for the virus.
According to a Nation Thailand report, Prajon says he’s focused on restoring confidence in visitors to Chiang Rai, including those coming for the flower festivals and the New Year festivities. He describes the clean-up effort, aimed at preventing the spread of the virus in the northern province, as the best New Year’s gift for residents.
“It also aims to create awareness on how people can protect themselves against Covid-19, such as by wearing facemasks, washing hands and cleaning their houses regularly.”
SOURCE: Nation Thailand
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