Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand quarantined for COVID-19


A total of 188 Myanmar migrant workers: 164 males and 24 females, who were stranded in Thailand for various reasons arrived in Kawthoung, on the afternoon of 27 October via Ranong, Thailand.
It is reported that they were handed over to the responsible organizations. The Myanmar migrant workers were stuck in Thailand for various reasons during the COVID-19 outbreak and were being prosecuted.
Kawthoung District and Township Administration Officials, Public Health Departments and departmental staff and NGOs are examining whether there are any suspected cases of COVID-19 infection.
Non-Myanmar nationals were also screened for the virus and provided with food, health and necessary assistance.
The returnees will be immediately evacuated to their respective places by vehicles in Dawei and Myeik districts as per the COVID-19 prevention measures to control the spread of disease.
Residents of Kawthoung District will be kept in three Community-Based Facility Quarantine Centres in Kawthoung Township for 10 days, and will be repatriated to their respective homes only if no COVID-19 virus is detected, officials said. —Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)/GNLM

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