701 Myanmar migrant workers return home via Myawady border

Officials giving key messages for COVID-19 prevention and control to the Myanmar returnees from Thailand on 2 August. Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)
Officials giving key messages for COVID-19 prevention and control to the Myanmar returnees from Thailand on 2 August. Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)

A total of 701 Myanmar migrant workers – 412 males and 289 females – came back home from Thailand through the Myawady Friendship Bridge (2) yesterday. Kayin State Hluttaw representative U Thant Zin Aung, Myawady District Administrator U Tay Zar Aung, and local authorities helped the returnees with medical tests and other supplies.
A total of 56,756 returnees including 11,680 in May, 25,338 in June and 18,597 in July and 440 on 1 August have come back home through this border crossing since 1 May. Yesterday’s returnees were successfully sent to the respective quarantined centres in line with COVID-19 prevention measures. —Htein Lin Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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