Chaing Mai lifts checkpoints as daily Covid count again below a hundred

AS the coronavirus count has stayed low for many days now, with today’s (Feb. 25) tally being 72, Chiang Mai has now removed all entry checkpoints, said.

This northern city’s Communicable Diseases Committee relaxed entry controls to allow people to again live a normal life after not having any coronavirus cases for 43 consecutive days.

However people from Samut Sakhon province, which is the sole area still highly restricted, have to report to local officials, install the Mor Chana app and be quarantined for 14 days.

At the same time various establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues, still have to comply with public health measures, including screening and collecting data of their clients for submission to CM-CHANA application.

Meanwhile Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan announced that there were 72 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed cases to 25,764 while the death toll stayed stationary at 83 as there were no more fatalities.

So far 24,734 patients have been cured while 947 are still undergoing treatment.

Of the 72 new cases 63 were domestic infections while nine overseas travellers were quarantined. These domestic cases were divided into two groups, with 43 emerging through surveillance and service systems and 20 through proactive search in communities.


Top: A checkpoint in Chiang Mai. Thai headline says, “No more checkpoints in Chiang Mai.” Photo:

Home Page: Dr Apisamai announcing today’s Covid tally. Photo:


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