BANGKOK – Bangkok city hall has cancelled this year (Feb 12-14) Chinese New Year celebration in Yaowarat or Bangkok’s China Town to prevent Covid-19 transmission.
The festival is normally held annually by Samphantawong district office and local businesspeople.
However, as the Covid-19 outbreak has not yet subsided and could pose risk to the public’s safety, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to call it off.
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday reported 809 new Covid-19 cases including 796 local infections and 13 quarantined arrivals and no new deaths.
Most of the new cases or 751 were detected by active case testing in local communities.