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Migrants hard at work in Ranong


Myanmar migrant workers unload fishing boats and sort out the catches at the jetty in Ranong province on Friday.

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Migrants hard at work in Ranong

Since most migrant workers in the province are employed by the fishing industry, they are one of the key engines driving the provincial economy.

Migrants hard at work in Ranong

Hence, with cooperation between government agencies and Ranong residents, migrant workers are still allowed to work, even though the rising number of cases in Myanmar is triggering fear among Thais.

Migrants hard at work in Ranong

However, officials are monitoring migrant workers closely to ensure Ranong does not suffer the same fate as Samut Sakhon, which is overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases.

Migrants hard at work in Ranong

Published : January 29, 2021

By : The Nation Photos by Charoon Thongnual