Heavy toll on people after border closurePassenger boats moor at a pier in Nakhon Phanom's Muang district. Boat services across the Mekong river between Thailand and Laos in Nakhon Phanom have come to a halt after the border was closed. NAKHON PHANOM: The closure of all border checkpoints in this northeastern province has taken a heavy toll on local people of various occupations, who have called on the government to help them. The port areas in the Nakhon Phanom Municipality, once vibrant with tourism-related businesses and activities, are now very quiet. Only vehicles transporting goods are allowed to cross the border via the 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge linking Nakhon Phanom and Khammouane province of Laos.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 08:26 UTC