Southeast Asian nations tighten measures to prevent COVID-19 hinh anh 1Police, soldiers and local officials inspect a natural border crossing near Three Pagoda Pass in Kanchanaburi province of Thailand(Photo: Bangkokpost)

Bangkok (VNA) Southeast Asian nations are beefing up measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid complicated developments of the disease in many countries around the world.

Security at border crossings in 10 provinces of Thailand has been tightened after three Myanmar nationals who come to Thailand through Mae Sot district of Tak province tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

According to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) of Thailand, border provinces would be tightened, including Kanchanaburi, Chumphon, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Tak, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Mae Hong Son, Ranong and Ratchaburi.

Thailand recorded five more COVID-19 cases on October 12, lifting its total to 3,641, including 59 deaths.

The Philippines has so far reported 342,816 COVID-19 patients and 6,332 fatalities after 3,564 new inspections and 11 deaths were announced on the same day.

In Malaysia, travel restrictions in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor state will be placed from October 14-27 to contain the spread of the disease.

Restriction measures are also scheduled to be expanded to Sabah, Malaysian Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Meanwhile, large scale social restrictions (PSBB) will be loosen in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, over two weeks starting on October 12 as COVID-19 cases have decreased gradually since the re-imposition of PSBB on September 14.

Indonesia has so far confirmed 336,716 COVID-19 infections and 11,935 deaths. The respective figures in Jakarta were 87,006 and 1,901.

Singapore's Ministry of Health said on October 12 that the country recorded four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 57,880. This is the lowest of new infections per day over the past seven months in Singapore since March 4./.