Thailand was looking like one of the success stories of 2020.
Despite being the first country outside China to detect COVID-19 infections, it had remarkably low infection rates and fewer than 100 fatalities.
A recent surge in COVID-19 cases is prompting authorities to rethink how to welcome the New Year.
Thailand has already cancelled large gatherings and New Year’s events.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports from Bangkok.
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