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Aranyaprathet: Huge crowds as Cambodians head home ahead of border closure today

 

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77kaoded reported that there were huge lines of people and vehicles of all descriptions as Cambodians sought to cross the border at Ban Klong Luek, Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaeo yesterday afternoon. 

 

The border is shut from today. 

 

The media reported great traffic jams as people and all the possessions they could carry were being taken to the neighboring country via the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Bridge. 

 

The departure of the migrant workers comes as the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis in Thailand intensifies. 

 

Many businesses in bangkok and other provinces employing Cambodians have been shut down for the next few weeks. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

 
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The g/f went from Sa Kaeo to Lop Buri with her family to visit relatives. Now they are (supposedly) stuck there as they've been (supposedly) told that they can't travel back to Aranyaprathet !

Neighbours across the street from me are from the same area as the g/f and they've been told they can't return either (they were planning on going back for Songkran but I guess they can't even go back now).

 

I haven't seen anything on the English language news about Thai provinces shutting down traffic from other provinces - but I may have missed it somewhere.

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Oh well the building sites in Thailand will now come to a standstill  You wont find too many Thias racing in to get jobs there. Oh the soi dogs will be laughing also now the Cambodians have decided to go home hahaha

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Many businesses in bangkok and other provinces employing Cambodians have been shut down for the next few weeks.

Not sure if it has anything to do with the shut-down of Bangkok, we are one of the 5 bordering provinces, a construction site of shops/condos near to my home has been teaming with a mix of Cambodians & Myanmarese for the last year, From Monday I counted 3 people at the site.

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Hundreds of Cambodians stranded at closed checkpoint

By The Nation

 

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Around 400-500 Cambodian workers are stranded at the Aranyaprathet immigration checkpoint in Sakaew province after the checkpoint was closed today (March 23). It is expected to reopen only on April 14.

 

The immigrant workers who were not informed of the situation are now waiting aimlessly at the border. All the while their numbers are increasing.

 

Thai officials are collaborating with Cambodian immigration officers to decide whether or not they should allow the workers to enter Cambodia.

 

One of the workers said her employer ordered her to take leave for 14 days and she decided to return to her homeland, but she just realised the border has been closed. She begged officials to let all the workers pass because they had nowhere else to go.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30384668

 

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Amazing! The country should be refused as a nation, for not accepting and taking care of their own. Just to open up, screen and check as well as transport them to isolation for 14-21 days. Shameful behaviour against it´s own citizens.

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These massive movement of people, first Thais back to the village, second this  movemnt of Cambodians & third Laos folks all heading home will spell doom for Thailand & its surrounding countries, maybe until Christmas,

The only way to fight this virus is limit carriers movement.

Can they not understand this or just do not want to listen to the specialists?

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On 3/23/2020 at 1:59 PM, Kerryd said:

The g/f went from Sa Kaeo to Lop Buri with her family to visit relatives. Now they are (supposedly) stuck there as they've been (supposedly) told that they can't travel back to Aranyaprathet !

Neighbours across the street from me are from the same area as the g/f and they've been told they can't return either (they were planning on going back for Songkran but I guess they can't even go back now).

 

I haven't seen anything on the English language news about Thai provinces shutting down traffic from other provinces - but I may have missed it somewhere.

Have you thought perhaps your g/f would have been more  sensible to have not traveled at all ?

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