Authorities recently ordered the closure of bars, massage parlors and entertainment venues to help prevent new cases.
New rules also require visitors entering the country to produce a health certificate.
Officials have so far stopped short of imposing the full lockdowns seen in other countries in a bid to contain damage to Thailand’s crucial tourism sector.
But the government’s reassurances that the pandemic is under control have not stopped bouts of panic buying in grocery stores.
Doctors are also urging Thais to stay home to curb the spread of the virus.
by Pitcha DANGPRASITH and Lillian SUWANRUMPHA
PHOTOS BY LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/afp