Virus kills party mood in Khon Kaen

An unseasonal hush fell over Khon Kaen province on Monday (April 13), as the usually raucous Songkran celebrations fell victim to Covid-19 containment measures.

This year there’s no marquees or stages on Sri Chant and Khao Neo roads, traditionally the epicentre of Thai New Year celebrations. Most stores are closed, and those still open are receiving few customers.

The City Pillar Shrine was visited by only a few people on Monday while roads were quiet as most people opted to stay indoors.


Chiang Rai ‘clear of virus’ after 9 recover

All nine confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chiang Rai province have now recovered from the disease and been given a clean bill of health, said provincial health worker Dr Tosathep Boonthong on Monday (April 13).

He added that the ninth and final Covid-19 patient would complete their 14-day post-recovery stay in hospital on Tuesday (April 14). The patient had been given the all-clear after twice testing negative for Covid-19.

Dr Tosathep added that Chiang Rai had so far recorded no deaths from coronavirus.