People line up to have their temperatures taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mae Sot to monitor strangers in their communities as 10 new COVID-19 cases are recorded

Health officials in Thailand’s western province of Tak are seeking cooperation from members of the public to identify strangers, especially illegal Myanmar migrant workers, and to report them to authorities…

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27 placed on high risk watch after COVID-infected man lies about his movements

A COVID-infected businessman from Myanmar has allegedly given a false statement to health investigators about his movements in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s western border province of Tak, exposing 27…

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Mae Sot residents protest against lax control of truckers from Myanmar

Several residents of Thailand’s Mae Sot district rallied in front of the second permanent border checkpoint, at the Friendship Bridge, demanding the temporary closure of the crossing to prevent the…

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About 3,000 expected to be tested for COVID-19 in Mae Sot district on Tuesday

With the help of a mobile laboratory from the Palace, Thai public health officials have been conducting random COVID-19 tests on Thais and migrant workers from Myanmar in the Mae…

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COVID-19 alert in Mae Sot district after Myanmar driver found to be infected

A Myanmar truck driver has tested positive for COVID-19 after he and an assistant arrived at a market in Mae Sot district, of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, to buy…

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