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

A man wears a protective face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a train station in Bangkok

BANGKOK (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)