Migrant workers allowed to return to Thailand as country eases lockdown

  • Thailand
  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

BANGKOK (Xinhua): Thailand's Ministry of Labour stipulated on Thursday (July 23) that migrant workers with the rightful papers including the right to work in Thailand, will be allowed into the country, however warning that illegal migrants crossing into the borders will be deported immediately.

Thailand had since the Covid-19 outbreak been very concerned of illegal migrants who sneaked into Thailand, some of whom may have contracted Covid-19.

"Since the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) had approved bringing foreign labourers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam into Thailand, but must follow the guidelines issued by the CCSA," said the Ministry's Department of Employment director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul.

Suchat said that the CCSA had approved two groups of foreign workers.

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