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19 Myanmar patients said to test positive for virus passed 14-day quarantine in Thailand

Jun 22. 2020
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By The Nation

Nineteen Myanmar labourers who finished their state quarantine in Thailand tested negative for the coronavirus before being sent home, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said today (June 22).

His statement came after Myanmar’s Health Ministry reported last Friday that the 19 are among 23 who tested positive for Covid-19. The 19 had been deported from Thailand on June 8 after being lodged in a Thai detention centre close to the Malaysian border for visa violations.

Dr Taweesin said that the 19 were quarantined in Thailand for 14 days on April 25. The travel history of four others who passed through Thailand are under investigation.

Both the countries’ health ministries are now working together to find the source of the infections.

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