No Chinese New Year celebration in Yaowarat
published : 4 Feb 2021 at 16:31
writer: Supoj Wancharoen
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has cancelled Chinese New Year celebrations in Yaowarat, the city's Chinatown, this month, citing Covid-19 worries.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced the decision on Thursday.
Normally, the Samphanthawong district office, business and civic leaders in Yaowarat organise a big annual Chinese New Year celebration.
The festival this year would have centred around Feb 12.
However, the latest Covid-19 wave was unlikely to have subsided by then, the governor said.
Since the second Covid-19 wave started in mid-December, Bangkok has logged 802 cases, or 4.70% of community infection cases nationwide.