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First Batch of Returned Migrant Workers From Thailand to Kachin State Test Negative for COVID-19

Shatapru bust station, Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, northern Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Some 44 migrant workers from Thailand who returned to Kachin State and were quarantined to monitor for COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus, health ministry officials said.

There are currently 726 returnees in quarantine facilities in Kachin State, and have been there since the end of May. They are required to stay for 21 days.

“These returnees were already tested there. Then they were transferred to Kachin State,” Tin Naing, deputy head of Kachin State’s COVID-10 Control and Emergency Response Committee, told KNG. “For the first batch, 44 people tested negative for COVID-19,” he added.

According to Tin Naing, more than 100 returnees from Thailand, will arrive in Kachin State in the coming days.

Myitkyina General Administration Department officer Than Win said that a total of 254 returnees from Thailand are staying at quarantine centers in downtown Myitkyina, including in an education college, a maternal nurse training school, and a Hindu temple.

Other returnees are staying at facilities in their respective townships in Kachin State.

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