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PM orders natural borders to be strictly monitored to prevent illegal entries

Dec 02. 2020
Prateep Keeratirekha
Prateep Keeratirekha
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By The Nation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered related officials to stop people from using natural borders to sneak into the country, Prateep Keeratirekha, the PM’s deputy secretary on political affairs, said on Wednesday.

As for the Thai woman who tested positive after crossing over from Myanmar via Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, Prateep said tests on the more than 100 people the patient had come in contact with had come in negative.

“The government has also instructed village health volunteers to check whether anyone in their community had entered Thailand via illegal channels,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PM has instructed officials at alternative state quarantine sites nationwide to strictly perform their duties to gain public confidence.

He said Thailand has been recognised by many countries for its disease prevention efforts and is working on policies to help the economy recover.

“Hence, we call on people to have faith that the government will be able to curb the spread of Covid-19 effectively,” he said.

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