BANGKOK, May 31 (TNA) – The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration expresses concern about illegal returnees as Malaysia will impose a national lockdown.
CCSA deputy spokesperson Apisamai Srirangson said CCSA was worried that Thai people might be trying to sneak in through southern border provinces as the Malaysian government announced to impose a national lockdown from June 1 to 14.
The provinces of concern were Songkhla, Yala, Narathiwat and Satun and the governors of the provinces were urged to cooperate with security authorities to block illegal immigration, she said.
The increase in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country and the national lockdown spelled trouble for Thai people in that country and they would increasingly try to return to Thailand. CCSA did not block Thais from returning but was asking them to return through legal channels so that they would enter quarantine, Dr Apisamai said. (TNA)