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Coronavirus: Thailand scrambles to contain outbreak; Japan to declare emergency in Tokyo from Saturday

For much of 2020, Thailand had the coronavirus under control. After a strict nationwide lockdown in April and May, the number of new local infections dropped to zero, where they remained for the next six months.The country closed its borders and enforced mandatory quarantines for its own citizens, as well as the handful of foreigners allowed to visit. But aside from a few outward signs of the “new normal”, like the ubiquitous wearing of masks and reminders to practice social distancing, life…

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