Rising border fears of virus spillAn official checks the temperatures of illegal Myanmar migrants rounded up near the border in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi on Sunday. "Authorities are intensifying border checks with Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos," Apisamai Srirangson, a spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Monday. Along the 370 kilometre border in Kanchanaburi, almost 300 people from Myanmar were caught illegally crossing into Thailand last week. On the southern border, Malaysia has reported detecting new coronavirus variants first identified in South Africa and India and regarded as highly contagious. Soldiers patrol the Thai side of the border with #Malaysia in Songkhla's Sadao district to prevent a possible spread of #COVID19 through illegal crossings.
Source: Bangkok Post May 03, 2021 11:48 UTC