Drivers checked for Covid-19 signs after surge in cases in Thailand


Drivers were being checked for signs of Covid-19 in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, today (Jan 2) following a surge in the number of cases in the country.

Footage shows police and army officers inspecting trucks and cars as they passed through a checkpoint, where motorists had their temperatures checked and were made to sign into a tracing app.

The increased security came following an outbreak of coronavirus infections among Burmese migrant workers at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon. The cases have now spread to 44 different provinces and ministers have closed non-essential businesses in the capital Bangkok and several other cities as they battle to contain the new outbreak.