Police and soldiers set up hundreds of checkpoints across Thailand to enforce the nationwide curfew which began on Friday night.
The curfew, which bans people from leaving their homes between 10 pm and 4 am, saw people rushing to get home before the deadline as 421 checkpoints were set up to ensure the streets remained empty.
The usually bustling city of Bangkok was deserted as people obeyed the curfew rather than risk a 40,000 baht fine.
One commuter, who was waiting near Victory Monument for a bus home, said that the “curfew is good because it will limit the time and number of people who travel every day.”
Thailand was the first country outside of China to report cases of the virus and now has 1,978 covid-19 infections according to the latest figures.
The nation has recently stepped up its fight against the virus spreading by banning all commercial flight arrivals into the country until Monday.
Source: Reuters | Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva