Chiang Mai Provincial Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat announced in a press conference the tourist province is closing all department stores, marketplaces and public service spots from March 23 until April 12 to contain the Covid-19 spread.
Nevertheless, supermarkets, restaurants and foodshops in the premises of the department stores remain open for customers only to buy food and take it home and cannot eat it there, according to the provincial governor.
Besides, all other restaurants, foodshops and market stalls selling fresh, dried and cooked food throughout the northern province are still open but customers are not allowed to eat the food there and can only buy and take it home, Charoenrit said.
Public service spots ordered by the provincial governor to be temporarily closed include beauty salons, barbershops, spas, swimming pools, cinemas, stadiums, fitness parlors, massage parlors, sport facilities, internet service and karaoke lounges, among others.
Chiang Mai apparently followed suit of Bangkok which is temporarily closing all department stores, marketplaces and public service spots from Sunday until April 12. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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