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Covid-19 question muddles looming Myanmar refugee crisis

Recent air raids caused thousands of Myanmar people to flee across Salween river to Thailand.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - Massive refugee movements are a challenge in themselves, but managing them in a global pandemic is especially daunting.

That is the prospect facing Myanmar's neighbours now, as a violent crackdown by the military regime has sent city residents fleeing to the frontiers, and air raids have pushed thousands across the border with Thailand.

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