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Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in the Mae Sot district of the lower northern province of Tak, in north west Thailand, and charged with illegal entry and violation of Covid-19 coronavirus controls. 

The four were arrested this morning. They were crossing from Myanmar into Thailand, says “Bangkok Post”.

They were arrested by a government patrol after crossing the Moei river from Myanmar to tambon Mae Tao. Authorities did not identify them in their reports.

The arrests come after the closure of all border checkpoints in the province to all traffic, with the exception of goods vehicles and their crews, to help stem the spread of the virus.

They have all been charged with illegal entry and violating the Communicable Disease Act.

They were handed over to Mae Sot police for legal action.

In February, 2 Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, were arrested for illegal entry in the same district.

In Tak’s Umphang district, a combined military-civilian unit was deployed this morning to patrol the Burmese border to limit illegal crossings into Thailand

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