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Buddhist monks wearing homemade masks walk down a Bangkok street on April 7. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
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In pictures: Thais band apart to slow the coronavirus

More than 80% follow safety guidelines, Public Health Ministry says

AKIRA KODAKA, Nikkei staff photographer | Thailand

BANGKOK -- More than 80% of Thais understand and adhere to social distancing, according to a Ministry of Public Health survey. Thailand, famous for its sanuk, fun, put life on hold after the coronavirus began sweeping deep into the country. The pandemic has infected 2,518 people in Thailand and killed 35, according to official numbers as of Saturday.

People stand well apart while waiting for a bus in Bangkok on April 7.

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