BANGKOK, March 26 (CNA) - Thailand reported 111 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 1,045, the government said on Twitter on Thursday (Mar 26).

Four people in Thailand have died from COVID-19 so far.

A state of emergency took effect late on Wednesday night. Authorities in Thailand set up checkpoints on major roads linking provinces so as to increase screening in a bid to limit spread of the virus.

Entry by non-resident foreigners has also been banned.

All gatherings are also outlawed, and authorities have asked vulnerable people - like the elderly - to stay home.

But festive ceremonies, like weddings or family activities, may continue under rules issued by the government.