The Thailand government has issued a statement saying that security in Bangkok has been stepped up following the terrorist bombing in the city last week.
Officials said more security personnel, both in uniform and plain clothes, had been deployed to patrol key areas of the city.
It added: “In addition, the Royal Thai Government would like to convey to all foreigners who are planning on travelling to Thailand, be they for tourist, trade, educational or business purposes, or MICE; that the Government shall be doing its utmost to provide a safe and secure environment for the duration of your stay in Thailand and that you will experience Thai friendliness and hospitality as always.”
However, according to reports, attempts to track down the bombers who fled the scene of the attack at the Erawan Shrine have been hampered by the fact that most of the CCTV cameras around the scene of the attack were not working.
The bombing left 20 dead and 120 injured. No group has yet claimed responsibility.