CHIANG MAI, Jan 6 (TNA) – The governor of Chiang Mai ordered the closure of all entertainment places in the northern province for 14 days for disease control after a worker at Warmup Cafe was proved to contract COVID-19 from a 25-year-old customer.
Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat ordered the closure from Jan 6 after a Shan worker aged 28 was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He worked at Warmup Cafe on Nimmanhaeminda Road in downtown Chiang Mai.
His case was linked to the 25-year-old female customer who visited the place at the night of Dec 31.
Health workers tested 486 at-risk people linked to the case. They included guests at a wedding ceremony and a wedding party in San Patong district.
Others were visitors at four other entertainment places and a nail salon where the 25-year-old woman was.
Of the at-risk people, 379 tested negative and 66 were waiting for their results.
The communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai considered entertainment places posed high risks of disease transmission and thus closed them for 14 days.
Chiang Mai logged five new cases in the latest spread of COVID-19 and its accumulated COVID-19 cases rose to 51. (TNA)