People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP
People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP

As Cambodian workers flee Thailand’s coronavirus surge, exodus overwhelms border facilities

  • Since Thailand attempted to contain the spread of Covid-19 by closing its borders in March 2020, more than 215,000 Cambodian workers have returned, one activist said
  • Thailand’s recent spike has created a ‘dark situation’ at the Cambodian border, where quarantine centres are packed, increasing the risk of the coronavirus being transmitted

People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP
People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP
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