Cafe sues US for ‘spreading pandemic’


  • Thailand
  • Thursday, 02 Jul 2020

A CAFE in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand recently filed a damage lawsuit against the US government for allegedly spreading the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sawet Wianthong, the owner of Ooh Cafe at the DK Park food centre in downtown Chiang Mai, filed the case in court on June 26 seeking 450,000 baht (RM62,287) in damage compensation, plus a 7.5% interest per annum, for which he held the US government accountable.

He said his cafe had closed and lost considerable income during the last three months due to lockdown measures against the pandemic in the tourist-favourite province.

Thailand has imposed anti-pandemic measures under a health emergency rule nationwide. — Xinhua

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