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Thailand to Impose Broad Lockdown to Fight Novel Coronavirus

  • A state of emergency will be implemented from Thursday
  • Social gatherings banned and travel between provinces curbed
A sanitation worker uses a high-pressure water hose to wash down a market in Bangkok, on March 25.

A sanitation worker uses a high-pressure water hose to wash down a market in Bangkok, on March 25.

Photographer: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo

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Thailand will become the latest country to go into a broad lockdown when a state of emergency is enforced from Thursday to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.