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Chiang Mai sets up checkpoints to screen visitors for Covid-19 threat

Apr 10. 2020
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By THE NATION

Chiang Mai province has tightened up screening for visitors by setting up checkpoints till the end of the month.

Chiang Mai Governor Charoenrit Sanguansat announced on Thursday (April 9) that the province will set up checkpoints for incoming travellers from other provinces via air, rail and road channels. “All travellers must undergo strict screening procedures stipulated by Chiang Mai Communicable Disease Committee to prevent the inter-provincial spread of Covid-19,” he said. “This measure will run from April 11 to 30.”

Travellers who skip the checkpoints will be punishable with a maximum of one year imprisonment or Bt100,000 fine, or both, for violation of the Communicable Disease Act BE 2558.

Checkpoints will be set up at the following areas:

1 Chiang Mai International Airport

2 Chiang Mai Train Station

3 2nd and 3rd Bus Terminal Stations

4 Highway No 106 (Saraphi district), 107 (Mae Ai district), 108 (Hot and Doi Tao districts), 118 (Doi Saket district), 1095 (Mae Taeng district) and 11 (Muang district).

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