Khao San cancels Songkran party, religious events

The Songkran party on Khao San Road and activities in two neighbouring communities have been cancelled this year to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus disease, Bangkok Post reported.

Piyabutr Jeewaramonaikul, president of the Khaosan Business Association, on Monday announced the decision to scrub the April water-splashing festival there this year.

Such a large gathering of revellers could expose holidaymakers to the Covid-19 virus, leading to more cases of the disease, he said.

Aside from Songkran, beauty contests and religious events were also cancelled.

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