Cambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints


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  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

A security guard checks a man’s temperature before he enters a Phnom Penh hotel. The Cambodian health ministry has renewed its calls for the public to follow strict hygiene practices. - The Phnom Penh Post/Asian News Network

BANGKOK, June 30 (Xinhua): Thailand will reopen checkpoints on the border with all neighboring states to resume cross-border cargo transport and trading from Wednesday (July 1), according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

CCSA decided on Monday to reopen a total of 37 checkpoints on the borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, so that cargoes can be transported and traders can be allowed to cross the border, said CCSA spokesman Thaweesilp Visanuyothin.

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