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

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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