Tighter Covid-19 precautions for provinces bordering Burma

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM Print This Post

With a new wave of Covid-19 reported in Myanmar, the Interior Ministry has ordered tightened security along the border to prevent illegal immigration, and strict health checks on people arriving through official crossings.

Permanent secretary Chatchai Phromlert said on Friday he orders had been issued to the governors of 10 province bordering MyanmarTak, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Chumphon and Ranong.

A new surge of coronavirus disease 2019 has been reported in Myanmar, where 580 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed since August 16.

Most cases were in Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal. The state capital, Sittwe, has been locked down, Chatchai said.

Chatchai said officials in the 10 provinces had been ordered to block illegal migration through natural border crossings and enforce disease control measures on visitors at official crossings.



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