People are waiting in line for COVID-19 test in Thailand (Photo: VNA)

On April 27, the embassy reported that it is working with Vietnamese and Thai authorities to arrange repatriation flights for Vietnamese citizens and has asked them not to return to the homeland illegally.

According to the Vietnam Embassy, the Thai Government is introducing new restrictions to halt the country’s spiralling outbreak.

Thailand has asked citizens to wearing face masks in Bangkok and 46 other provinces. Those who don’t follow the regulation will face a fine of up to 20,000 THB (640 USD).

Vietnamese citizens are advised to avoid public spaces and travel, and to contact Thai authorities for support if they have symptoms of the coronavirus disease.

They should contact the embassy via its citizen protection hotline on ( 66) 898 966 653 or ( 66) 2650 8979.

The embassy will continue keeping a close watch on COVID-19 developments in the country, and stay in touch with Thai authorities to remain updated./.

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