Thailand temporarily seals border with Malaysia, Myanmar to stem coronavirus outbreakChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 24, 2020
Thai Royal Police on Monday announced temporary closure of borders with Myanmar and Malaysia adjacent to Thailand's deep southern provinces to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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"However the measures will spare cargo trucks passing through designated border checkpoints, and only one person is allowed on each truck," Kritsana said.
Immigration police and local authorities will be allowed to inspect and check into the cargo trucks passing the border, he said.
The temporary closure of border checkpoints followed major provinces in Thailand to shut business venues and ban mass gatherings, in a bid to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 122 new cases of COVID-19, tallying 721.
The ministry issued grave warnings that should people not observe rules of staying at home, Thailand's virus outbreak will become uncontrollable. ■