Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19

As Myanmar cases surge, migrant workers risk carrying the virus

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19
Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that the COVID-19 situation in Myanmar directly affects Thailand’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic as Thailand tightens Myanmar border control. Currently in Myanmar, COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging and rising daily. Previously, the country had mostly avoided the worst of COVID-19 compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors where the coronavirus was running wild during this pandemic. Although the mortality rate is fairly low - being at around 1 per 100,000 people - the
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