Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Thailand scrambles to contain outbreak; Japan to declare emergency in Tokyo

  • A new outbreak threatens to put Thailand back months in its pandemic battle amid fears daily cases could rise to more than 10,000 by later this month
  • Japan will declare a month-long emergency in Tokyo and surrounding areas from Saturday as the country’s daily cases topped 6,000 for the first time

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Cleaners from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority disinfect the railings of a pedestrian bridge in the Thai capital on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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