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297 COVID cases among illegal immigrants at detention centres in Bangkok

An additional 297 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia, currently being held in Bangkok immigration detention centres in Bang Khen and Suan Plu, have been found to be infected with COVID-19 in the latest round of proactive screening by health officials, CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan told the media today (Monday).

Due to the sharp increase in infections among the illegal immigrants, on top of the 98 cases found by March 20th, she said that the Immigration Bureau has decided to stop admitting new detainees to the two centres and will isolate asymptomatic cases.

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