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158 migrants detained in Ranong head home to Myanmar


The first batch of 158 Myanmar migrant workers left Ranong to head home on Thursday.

158 migrants detained in Ranong head home to Myanmar

Earlier, 402 migrants detained in Ranong Immigration Office quarantine facility held a peaceful protest on Monday demanding that they be sent home.

158 migrants detained in Ranong head home to Myanmar

Provincial officials told them that Myanmar was not ready to take them back due to the escalating Covid-19 situation there.

158 migrants detained in Ranong head home to Myanmar

The migrants, who were screened before boarding the 13 long-tail boats, thanked Thai officials for helping them return home.

158 migrants detained in Ranong head home to Myanmar

The rest of the detainees will be deported in similar batches, officials said.

 

Published : January 28, 2021

By : The Nation Photos by Charoon Thongnual