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Thailand to test thousands as COVID strikes Myanmarese workers

New outbreak to interrupt year-end celebrations, slamming economy again

A medical worker performs a nose swab on a migrant worker at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon province, in Thailand, on Dec. 19.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The Thai government is on high alert as a new outbreak of COVID-19 among workers from Myanmar again shakes Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.

On Monday morning, 382 new cases were confirmed, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, the government's special body chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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