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Greenlight for Chiang Mai as pubs and bars reopen, no infections in 19 days

The Chiang Mai public health office posted on its Facebook page on Sunday that the provincial communicable disease committee had approved the reopening of entertainment venues from February 1.

All the venues must strictly follow Covid-19 preventive measures, which are:

1. Proper ventilation system with the capacity of at least 10ACH (air change per hour) must be installed and turned on during opening hours.

2. Customers must check-in and check-out via the Thai Chana platform.

3. Business owners must put up a notification of the maximum number of customers it can accommodate based on their service area (1 customer per 4 square metres)

4. Thermal scanning must be provided at all entrances based on CCSA regulations.

Chiang Mai’s entertainment venues including pubs, bars, karaoke booths and similar businesses had been ordered shut by the committee from January 6 in a bid to curb the spread of the virus after a new wave was reported in Thailand in December.

The public health office added that as of Sunday the province had not found new cases for 19 consecutive days.

All the 23 patients who were infected in the second wave had been treated and discharged.

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