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Thailand bans entry by foreigners in emergency decree

Coronavirus measures take mall shutdown nationwide while factories remain open

Passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport near Bangkok: Thailand has banned most foreign nationals from entering the country and asked Thais not to leave. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK -- Thailand on Thursday declared a state of emergency through April 30 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, banning most foreigners from entering the country but largely sparing the manufacturing sector.

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