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

by Reuters
Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:37 GMT

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

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. (Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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