Hundreds of taxis wait for customers as COVID-19 decimates tourism in Bangkok

Footage shows hundreds of taxis waiting in long queues for customers as the COVID-19 decimates tourism in Bangkok, Thailand.

The cabbies are normally busy throughout the night on the packed Sukhumvit Road area of the capital but since the coronavirus outbreak, business has plunged.

Footage taken by motorist Khun Moddum while he was driving back home last Friday night (March 20) shows then long line of hello and green taxis without any passengers.

He said: "I couldn't count how many of the taxis were waiting, but there were a lot. Business has never been this bad for them.''

The number of tourists arriving in Thailand plunged by around 75 per cent in the middle of this month. However, a de facto travel ban on entries into the country will now bring the figure even lower.