Chinatown area of Bangkok deserted amid Covid-19 resurgence


Footage shows the Chinatown area of Bangkok deserted today (May 5) amid a Covid-19 resurgence in the country.

The area is usually packed at this time of the year with holidaymakers from neighbouring China but travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the pandemic have killed tourism.

Thailand recorded 2,112 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (May 3) and 15 deaths, taking the total number of infections recording since the pandemic began to 74,900 with 318 dead.

Ministers have reimposed lockdown restrictions following an outbreak of cases last month linked to the British variant which is believed to have entered the country through neighbouring Cambodia.