Thailand: 19 Myanmar returnees had recovered before going home

IMMIGRATION Police said today (June 23) an investigation of reports from Myanmar that some of the workers returning from Thailand were found to be infected with Covid-19 revealed that 19 of them had recovered from this infection before going home, INN News reported.

Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang , head of the Immigration Bureau, said police are still trying to find out where the other four Myanmar workers were before they returned home and were found to be infected out there. The 19 who had returned to their home country after recovering from this illness were all treated at a hospital in southern Songkhla province

Although Thailand has had no infections for the past 28 days the border remains closed for both entry and exit with this leading to migrant workers illegally sneaking into the country through natural routes, particularly those working in entertainment venues and as maids.

A total of 12,223 of these foreign migrant workers were arrested for illegal entry during March to June.

No Immigration Bureau officers were found to have helped the networks bringing these foreign workers to the country.


Top: Crossing the border with a tube near the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, Mae Sot. Photo Mikhail Esteves (CC BY 2.0)

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