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

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

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…

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Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

With thousands returning en masse from jobs in China in recent days a Kachin civil society coalition cautioned that more needed to be done to reduce the risks of transmission of COVID-19 while the workers…

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China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

Kachin State authorities say they are having difficulty keeping track of migrant workers coming from China to work in agribusiness initiatives such as tissue culture banana plantations. The state’s immigration minister, Zaw Win, said that…