Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link on Friday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion's holiest holidays. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. The ritual began with a prayer in Pali, the language of ancient Buddhist scriptures, from a podium inside a sacred stupa after which hundreds of saffron-robed monks lit a sea of lanterns amid chanting. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. Makha Bucha Day, one of the most important Buddhist festivals, usually attracts tens of thousands of believers to the Dhammakaya Temple on the outskirts of Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple is surrounded by candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People pray as screens show devotees gathering via Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Volunteers work on computers showing devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha