170 Myanmar migrant workers return home through Kawthoung border crossing

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Myanmar migrant workers are being questioned by immigration and health officers at Kawthoung border crossing.  Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)

A total of 170 Myanmar migrant workers—97 males and 73 females— arrived back home by vessels 5 June through Kawthoung border crossing close to Ranong of southern Thailand.

They were stranded in the neighbouring country due to the closure of border between the two countries.

Scrutinizing and repatriation committee for Myanmar migrant workers in Taninthayi Region arranged their ways back to home.

Local authorities and NGOs conducted medical tests for COVID-19 to these migrant workers and provided foods and health services to them after immigration process. They were sent back to respective areas where they will have to spend 21-day community-based facility quarantine and 7-day home quarantine.

The residents of Kawthoung Township will be held for both quarantine periods and their swabs will be sent to the National Health Department for laboratory tests.—Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung) (Translated by Aung Khin)

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