Thailand bars entry as state of emergency bites


A local villager rides a bicycle along a usually busy road in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand enacted sweeping emergency powers today in a bid to stem the local spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, which stopped short of a full lockdown. – EPA pic, March 25, 2020.

THAILAND barred entry into the kingdom late today, enacting sweeping emergency powers in a bid to stem the local spread of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The measures, which stopped short of a full lockdown after days of vacillation by the government, are a hammer blow to the country’s vital tourism sector.


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