Illegal border crossing COVID-19 carriers recovered, soon to be arrested

 | Tue 15 Dec 2020 15:44 ICT

The five women who were identified by the Public Health Office earlier this month as having crossed the border into Thailand illegally from Myanmar and who subsequently were found to have contracted COVID-19 have all been released from hospital. All of the people that they came into contact with since the moment they crossed the border have also been tested and declared negative.

The five Thai women, however, caused panic and widespread fear of the spread of the virus when they crossed into Thailand from the 26th November, and over the course of the next few days, said Pol. Lt. Gen. Prachuab Wongsuk, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5.

“All five worked at the 1G1 Hotel in Myanmar’s Tachilek and brought the virus back into Thailand when they crossed the border illegally. That is why all of them, plus another five people caught, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

Mae Sai police have been tasked with compiling cases against all ten people on charges of entering the country through illegal channels, violating emergency decrees along with other possible charges.