Thailand reported its largest daily increase in new Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic on Monday, according to figures from the Department of Disease Control.
The country reported 745 new Covid-19 cases, bringing its total to 8,439. Most of the new cases -- 577 -- involve migrant workers.
One additional fatality was also reported, bringing the total death toll in the country to 65.
Thailand has seen enviably low numbers of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began. The country saw a surge in cases in March and April last year but the figures then dropped down to single or low double digits for several months before starting to pick up again in mid-December.
Restrictions imposed: To contain the spread of the virus, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has banned restaurants from offering dine-in services from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Tuesday.
On Sunday, the Thai government labelled Bangkok and 27 other provinces as "red zones," meaning that schools and entertainment venues are closed and large gatherings and are banned in those areas.