Thailand, Indonesia see new COVID-19 developments hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Thailand has deployed three mobile testing vehicles to Mae Sot district (Tak province) on the border with Myanmar on October 12 to conduct testing for COVID-19 on both Thai and Myanmar nationals considered at risk. 

Thailand’s expanded COVID-19 examination targets about 4,000 people who might have been in contact with three Myanmar lorry drivers who were earlier tested positive for the virus at the Thai border. 

Eleven local schools, which were ordered to close on October 12 for cleaning and disinfecting, are scheduled to open again on October 14.

On October 13, the country posted two new cases of COVID-19, all imported, keeping the national tally at 3,643 with 59 deaths.

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, a building within Indonesia’s House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta has been on lockdown after at least 41 people working there, 19 of whom were House members, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Nusantara 1 building, which houses both personal offices and meeting rooms of House members from all party factions, will be closed until November 8 for sterilization work.

The Indonesian Health Ministry announced 3,906 new COVID-19 cases on October 13, bringing the country’s total to 340,622, with the death toll adding by 92 to reach 12,027.

The same day, the Philippines recorded 1,990 cases, the lowest daily number for the past three weeks. The country has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 344,713./.