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Burmese truck driver tests positive for Covid in Tak province




A Burmese truck driver has tested positive for Covid-19 in Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak. The driver and his assistant arrived yesterday at a market in the Thai province’s Mae Sot district, to purchase goods to deliver to clients in the Myawaddi Township, just over the border in Myanmar.

The Myawaddi governor says the driver was taken to a hospital for a repeat test to confirm the first, with the results from that test being unknown at this time. The governor says that at least 70 people were in close contact with the driver.

The newest Covid case highlights the virus’ spread over borders as last month saw Thailand and Myanmar scrambling to tighten border crossings due to Myanmar’s recent spike in cases, particularly in the western Rhakine Reginas and in the biggest city of Yangon. According to the CCSA, Thailand is reporting 6 new Covid cases today, including 2 Thais. All of the new cases were arrivals from abroad and were in quarantine, with only 1 confirmed case showing symptoms.

Myanmar continues to have a growing number of cases with 1,461 new cases recorded yesterday. Meanwhile Thai officials continue to urge greater security along Thailand’s 2,000 kilometres porous western border with Myanmar.

Burmese truck driver tests positive for Covid in Tak province | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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    Stefan Svensson

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    After a fierce debate and starving people, Thailand’s master plan to be or become the world’s covid free area, it strikes via a simple border with Burma! How do those in power think? Leave the country closed and throw the shit across the border instead

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Shock horror.
    Grab 500. Put them in quarantine. Order four wheel drive cars due to the prospects of big money being paid.

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