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Chiang Rai governor leads clean-up operation amid Covid fears

PHOTO: Nation Thailand

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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    1. So what virus can live in the road surface in this heat! I’ve questioned this many times here in phuket when they washed a road 1 month after they closed access to it saying locally they were treating the road with antibiotics!

  1. They’re cleaning the streets off the virus? That’s nice. Because as we all know the typical method of transmission is “touch street/pavement” –> “touch mouth/nose/eyes”.

    How about if they do their real job: “clean up” border checkpoints; “clean up” judicial prosecution of violators; “clean up” public messaging campaigns by certain Ministers (i.e. “Farangs bring the virus to Thailand”).

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9 Comments

    1. So what virus can live in the road surface in this heat! I’ve questioned this many times here in phuket when they washed a road 1 month after they closed access to it saying locally they were treating the road with antibiotics!

  1. They’re cleaning the streets off the virus? That’s nice. Because as we all know the typical method of transmission is “touch street/pavement” –> “touch mouth/nose/eyes”.

    How about if they do their real job: “clean up” border checkpoints; “clean up” judicial prosecution of violators; “clean up” public messaging campaigns by certain Ministers (i.e. “Farangs bring the virus to Thailand”).

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