Thailand welcomes first tourists since March

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom’s economy.

A planeload of 39 Chinese tourists flew into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday evening from Shanghai to a welcome from staff in full protective equipment.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin