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End-of-quarantine party for 28 Thais who returned from Myanmar

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An end-of-quarantine party was held for 28 Thais who were just released from quarantine after returning to Chiang Rai from Myanmar.  Not many details were reported about the event, just that it was a ceremony at a riverside resort with the provincial governor Prajon Prachsakul…  Definitely a lot different than the parties just across the border in Tachileik.

Many Thai returnees had worked at entertainment venues in Tachileik including the now-infamous 1G1-7 Hotel, a so-called “Covid-19 hotspot” where the virus may have been spread through prostitution.

The returnees, 15 women and 13 men, were each tested 3 times for Covid-19 during the 14 day quarantine. All tests came out negative.

While the returnees who went through quarantine are celebrated, some of the Covid-19 infected returnees, who crossed the border illegally and evaded quarantine, are facing criminal charges. 

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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