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    COVID-19 - Thai and Malaysian officials to block Thais from returning home

    NARATHIWAT (NNT) - The emergency operations center, in the border district of Su-Ngai Kolok in Narathiwat Province, is working with the Immigration Department Of Malaysia to block Thai workers from crossing the border in either direction, as both countries are scrambling to contain the spread of COVID-19.


    At the time of this report, Malaysia has 1,624 confirmed cases with 16 deaths.


    Previously, the Thai embassy in Malaysia issued an order mandating that Thai laborers wishing to return home obtain a medical certificate, clearing them of COVID-19, and a letter from the embassy authorizing their trip home, before flying back to Thailand.


    The Narathiwat Provincial Administration last week imposed a travel restriction, preventing people, transport and cargo from passing through all temporary or permanent Thai-Malaysian border checkpoints.


    To further strengthen the preventive measures against the disease, the provincial government asked the Immigration Department Of Malaysia not to allow Thais to travel to Thailand until the epidemic situation improves.


    Initially, the Malaysian authorities agreed to the request and will also waive fines for Thais who have to remain in the country beyond their visa expiry. All Thai nationals can contact the Thai embassy for assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    the Malaysian authorities agreed to the request and will also waive fines for Thais who have to remain in the country beyond their visa expiry.
    One wonders if the Thais reciprocated.
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    There is something seriously wrong with the Thai - stranding their poor citizens in limbo like that, so close to home is nothing other than a fucking abomination. If they were some fat rich hiso creeps they'd be back in minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    There is something seriously wrong with the Thai - stranding their poor citizens in limbo like that, so close to home is nothing other than a fucking abomination. If they were some fat rich hiso creeps they'd be back in minutes.
    Yep, probably on a charted plane escaping a harem infecting everyone in the process...

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    ^Yep, plus all the middle class Thai students returning from Europe and the rest of the world, after the universities and schools shut down.

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    About 300 Thais stranded in Malaysia

    SATUN: About 300 Thais were left stranded at the Wang Kelian immigration checkpoint in Malaysia's Perlis State on Saturday when they were denied entry to Thailand after failing to follow procedures set by Thai authorities.


    Thailand and Malaysia have closed their checkpoints along the common border to all but their own citizens to stem the Covid-19 spread. After the border was closed to foreigners, Satun governor Veeranan Pengchan issued Order 642/2020 to allow Thai nationals with certain documentation to return to Thailand via Wang Prachan immigration checkpoint in Satun. That checkpoint lies opposite Thailand's Wang Prachan checkpoint in Satun's Khuan Don district.


    To be eligible, the Thai nationals are required to contact the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur or a Thai consulate in Malaysia to get a letter of certification. The embassy or consulate must then notify the immigration checkpoint in Satun of their intention to return to the kingdom. The Thais are also required to show a health certificate issued no more than 72 hours previously.

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