657 migrant workers return from Thailand via border on 20 June

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A healthcare staff testing the body temperature of the migrant workers at Myawady Border yesterday.  Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)

A total of 657 Myanmar migrant workers returned through the Friendship Bridge No 2 in Myawady on 20 June, since the government resumed accepting returnees on 1 May amidst the spread of COVID-19. Among them, 534 migrant workers came back home under their own schedules with the approval of Myanmar Embassy in Thailand while another 123 workers came back home by six vehicles with an arrangement of Myanmar Embassy in Thailand. Kayin State Hluttaw Representative U Thant Zin Aung, Myawady District Administrator U Tay Zar Aung and local officials helped the returnees with medical tests and other supplies. A total of 31,378 workers have returned home so far since 1st May. Local authorities are closely supervising the process of accepting the returnees in line with the COVID-19 fighting guidelines. The latest group of returnees included 373 males and 284 females from different regions and states.— Htein Lin Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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