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Women drive past a casino in Sihanoukville, a coastal city that has become a gambling boom town

Cambodia May Ease Thailand ‘Blockade’ in Days As Covid-19 Restrictions Extended 2 Weeks

Cambodia may ease its “blockade” of Thailand border provinces within days even as it extends coronavirus restrictions for another two week. The announcement that virus-suppression...
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Kanchanaburi Closes Myanmar Border Crossings

The governor of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of all five border districts indefinitely, in response to a severe Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar. In fear...
Thailand Army Soldiers Border Myanmar Cambodia Thailand Patrol

Thailand-Myanmar Border Security Reinforced to Prevent Illegal Crossings

As Myanmar’s daily coronavirus case numbers spike, Thailand’s defense authorities have ordered security officers including policemen, soldiers, and local officers to reinforce the border...
Six Burmese nationals were caught Sept. 8 trying to sneak into Thailand.

Shorter Quarantines Won’t Spark New Covid-19 Outbreak, but Illegal Migrants Could, Health Officials Warn

Health officials reassured the public that their decision to shorten coronavirus quarantine times from 14 to 10 days won’t spark a new Covid-19 outbreak,...
CCSA reports 2 locally spread coronavirus cases in Tak border province

‘Wolf’ Gets In: Myanmar’s Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads to Thailand

CCSA reports 2 locally spread coronavirus cases in Tak border province
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Malaysia Reopens Songkhla Border as Thaialnd Reports 1 New Coronavirus Case

Malaysia reopened the Bukitkatyuhitum-Sadao border crossing in Songkhla over the weekend as Thailand on Sunday reported one new imported coronavirus case. Fourteen Thais in Malaysia...
Six Burmese nationals were caught Sept. 8 trying to sneak into Thailand.

Thailand’s Closed Borders Fueling Crisis in Neighboring Countries

Thailand’s closed borders are not only causing misery for Thais dependent upon tourism, they’re fueling a crisis in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well. After...
The Sadao border crossing with Malaysia.

Sadao Border Crossing Closed Until Sept. 25

Thais in Malaysia hoping to return home will have to find another route after the Sadao border crossing was closed for two weeks. The closure,...
Thai army patrols the Myanmar border in the north to catch illegal migrants after hundreds of Covid-19 cases were reported in August.

Actions Speaking Louder Than Words About Reopening Thailand’s Borders

As tourism officials blather on about long-stay visitors, army locking down borders tighter than ever amid Burmese outbreak.
A military patrol searches for illegal migrants on the border with Cambodia.

Thailand Battens Down Myanmar Border As Coronavirus Surges in Rakhine

Health officials in areas bordering Myanmar have been ordered to watch out for illegal migrants as the coronavirus spreads in the neighboring country. Dr. Sophon...
Thais Stranded in Laos Return to Thailand

So Close, Yet So Far: 19 Thais Stranded in Laos Finally Come Home

Nineteen Thai workers have returned home after being stranded in Laos for five months by the coronavirus lockdown. The workers arrived at the border crossing...
Tighter controls at the Betong border checkpoint in Yala.

Thailand Boosts Border, Quarantine Measures Amid Malaysia, Oceania Outbreaks

As the number of imported coronavirus cases continues to climb and both Australia and New Zealand point to border lapses as the cause of...
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