Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP
Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP

China orders citizens engaged in illegal activities in Myanmar to come home to face the music – but Covid-19 controls leave them stuck in limbo

  • More than 10,000 people, many suspected of involvement in phone and internet scams, are stuck across the border waiting to surrender to the authorities
  • The authorities in the border city of Ruili have warned they face unprecedented pressure as they try to stop the disease from spreading

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP
Motorists on the Myanmar side of the border pass a locked gate that leads to Ruili. Photo: STR/ AFP
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