Myanmar has accepted 1,190 migrant workers returning from Thailand on 5 June since opening Myawady Friendship Bridge (2) for repatriating migrant workers facing difficulties caused by COVID-19 on 1 May.
The migrant workers are returning from numerous parts of Thailand after acquiring approval of the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand.
The returnees are given medical examinations and have other necessary matters arranged for them by Kayin State Hluttaw representative U Thant Zin Aung, Deputy District Administrator U Aung Chan Nyein, District Police Lt-Col Thet Linn Oo, Township Administrator U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko and other officials.
The returnees from yesterday included 684 males and 506 females, adding to a total of 18,181 Myanmar migrant workers that have returned thus far. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)