More Myanmar migrant workers returned to Myanmar on March 23 as the news about the closure of No.2 Friendship Bridge in Myanmar-Thailand border is spread around.
A total of 5,474 migrant workers arrived in Myanmar on March 22 and 7,010 Myanmar migrant workers returned to Myanmar on March 21.
Number of COVID-19 victims reached over 600 in Thailand and Thai government blocked Bangkok and border gates.
No.1 Friendship Bridge in Myanmar-Thailand border was closed on March 21 and mass numbers of Myanmar migrant workers returned to Myanmar on March 22 and 23.
“We made a negotiation with Thai officials to accept them till 6 am of March 23. We will welcome them back if Thai officials allow it. I want to tell Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand to follow rules and regulations set by Thai health officials to protect from COVID-19 virus,” said Wai Lin Maung, Labour Consul in Mae Sot.