Thailand reports 111 new coronavirus infections, for total of 1,045

A Buddhist monk sanitises a man before he prays during a blessing ceremony at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand March 25, 2020. — Reuters pic
A Buddhist monk sanitises a man before he prays during a blessing ceremony at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand March 25, 2020. — Reuters pic

BANGKOK, March 27 — Thailand reported 111 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 1,045, the government said on Twitter today.

A state of emergency took effect. Authorities in Thailand, which has suffered four deaths in the pandemic, 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. — Reuters

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