Thai authorities repatriate 81 Myanmar nationals in Tachilek

A total of 81 Myanmar nationals, 56 persons of whom were charged and punished for petty crimes in Thailand, returned to Myanmar via Tachilek on 21 October.
The Thai immigration team led by Mr Somsak Singkhan and officials from Mae Sai of Thailand handed them over to Myanmar in Tachilek and Tactical Operations Commander Col Min Min Tun and officials accepted them. Then, Migrant Resource Centre-MRC provided personal goods to them.
Tachilek District Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Win Naing, medical staff and Red Cross members performed medical checkups of Covid-19 diseases on them with an RDT Test kit. Those returnees are under surveillance for five days at Quarantine Centre in Wamlon village, Tachilek Township. Then, they will be sent to their homes unless they are infected.
A total of 178 Myanmar migrant workers: 140 males and 38 females, who were charged and stranded in Thailand for various reasons, arrived back in Kawthoung via Ranong, Thailand by boat on 2 October. — TWA/GNLM

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