Thailand reports 111 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand reports 111 new COVID-19 cases

A passenger in plastic raincoat due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is seen before she c
FILE PHOTO: A passenger in plastic raincoat due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is seen before she checks in at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 111 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 1,045, the government said on Twitter on Thursday (Mar 26).

Four people in Thailand have died from COVID-19 so far.

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A state of emergency took effect late on Wednesday night. Authorities in Thailand set up checkpoints on major roads linking provinces so as to increase screening in a bid to limit spread of the virus.

Entry by non-resident foreigners has also been banned. 

All gatherings are also outlawed, and authorities have asked vulnerable people - like the elderly - to stay home.

But festive ceremonies, like weddings or family activities, may continue under rules issued by the government.

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Source: Reuters/aa(mi)

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