Myanmar welcomes 221 returnees from Thailand

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Myanmar officials warmly welcomed a total of 221 returnees transferred by Thailand at Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Bridge (2) in Tachilek, Shan State (East) on 6 September.
Of them, 164 returnees (93 men and 71 women) were people who have served prison time in Thailand, and 57 (33 men and 24 women) were migrant workers.
Tactical Operations Commander(Tachilek Base) Colonel Min Min Tun, the Chairmen and officials of the District and Township Administration Bodies warmly welcomed the returnees.
After the COVID-19 medical check-up, it was found that 18 returnees were diagnosed with COVID-19 and they have been under medical care. The rest of the people have been quarantined at Wan Lone Quarantine Centre and those who are not affected with the disease, after a medical check-up on the third day, will be sent back home in respective regions and states.
The returnees were encouraged and provided with foods, and transported to the quarantine centre by vehicles, it is reported. – Yasay (IPRD)/GNLM

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