BANGKOK — Thailand woke up to the first day of a state of emergency on Thursday, with several travel restrictions in place to make journeys more difficult in an effort to stem further spread of coronavirus in the country.
BANGKOK — An activist on Thursday filed a petition to the court demanding legal action against the Thai government for imposing a new border rule that effectively stranded many Thai citizens overseas.
BANGKOK — The health minister apologized on Thursday night for calling medical personnel infected with coronavirus “careless” and threatening to “whip” them as punishment.
BANGKOK — Government officials said on Saturday one more patient died of coronavirus infection, raising the total death toll to 6 in Thailand.
BANGKOK — An armed militant group active in the southern border provinces of Thailand on Friday advise the public to take care of themselves amid a growing spread of coronavirus there.
PHUKET — Four Chinese nationals had to spend a night at the police station on Phuket island after they defied coronavirus quarantine rules, police said Friday.
BANGKOK — A Thai cook in New York City died after being infected with the novel strain of coronavirus, according to online accounts.
BANGKOK — The Ministry of Public Health on Friday said one more person died from the coronavirus infection, raising the country’s total death toll to five.
BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri on Thursday issued a stern warning to all Thai people, appealing to them to stay home and observe strict social distancing or risk facing a full lockdown of the country.
VIENTIANE (Xinhua) — With its first 500-meter-long rail steadily laid on the subgrade, the China-Laos railway kicked off its track laying on Friday in the Lao capital Vientiane.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak.
BEIJING (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China hopes for the U.S. side to take practical and effective measures to safeguard the safety and health of Chinese citizens in the United States.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and asked for medical supplies through official channels.
TOKYO (Kyodo) — More office workers in Tokyo shifted to teleworking while many people stocked up on daily necessities Thursday after Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike requested the capital's residents to avoid nonessential outings in the wake of a spike in the number of new coronavirus infections.