A volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFPA volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
A volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Thailand braces for life under state of emergency as Prayuth urges cooperation

  • Measures include a ban on social gatherings and restrictions on domestic travel, while the prime minister has total command under the decree
  • The country’s tourism- and export-dependent economy is expected to shrink by 5.3 per cent this year, its worst contraction since the Asian financial crisis

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFPA volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
A volunteer disinfects Buddha statues before a televised anti-plague prayer at Wat Traimit Temple, Bangkok, amid lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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