Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP
Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP

In Thailand, coronavirus outbreak among migrant workers highlights rampant people smuggling

  • A growing cluster of cases has been detected in Samut Sakhon province, home to around 400,000 migrant workers who are mostly from Myanmar
  • Experts say efforts to register workers and trace infections are being undermined by smugglers taking advantage of migrants desperate for work

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP
Migrant workers and their families are carried in trucks to a field hospital for Covid-19 patents in Samut Sakhon on January 4. Photo: AP
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