Thai authorities hand over 76 Myanmar citizens

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A Myanmar migrant worker receives body temperature measurement as he arrives at Myawady Friendship Bridge 2 on 16 May, 2020. Photo: Htein Linn Aung (IPRD)

MYANMAR began accepting Myanmar migrant workers returning from Thailand on 1 May and Myanmar officials accepted 76 Myanmar citizens who have served jail terms in Thailand for various offences at Myawady Friendship Bridge 2 yesterday.
Handover of these persons and their medical check-ups were supervised by Kayin State Hluttaw Representative U Thant Zin Aung, District Administrator of Myawady District U Tay Zar Aung, Head of District Police Force Police Lt- Col Thet Lin Oo, Township Administrator U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko, and officials.
The number of Myanmar nationals who returned from Thailand was 60 on 1 May, 54 on 2 May, 1 on 3 May, 44 on 4 May, 23 on 5 May, 100 on 8 May, 44 on 10 May, 13 on 11 May, 41 on 12 May, 16 on 13 May, 38 on 14 May and 120 on 15 May with no returnees on 6, 7 and 9 May, totalling 630.
They are six persons from Kachin State, one from Kayah State, five from Kayin State, seven from Mon State, three from Sagaing Region, 25 from Bago Region, 14 from Magway Region, three from Yangon Region, four from Mandalay Region, four from Nay Pyi Taw, two from Shan State and two from Ayeyawady Region. — Htein Linn Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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