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32 migrants returning from Thailand placed in quarantine

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The migrants workers returning from Thailand placed in quarantine. Fresh News 

32 migrant workers have returned from Thailand due to a lack of work, where authorities have placed them in quarantine.

Second Lieutenant Phan Samnang, a Deputy Chief of the 815th Border Police Battalion, said today that in cooperation with the Boeung Beng commune administration and the Malai district military force, they apprehended the 32 workers (including 12 females and four children) at Chambok Post in Malai District’s Boeung Beng Commune.

“The Cambodian migrant workers left Thailand to return home because the factories they worked in were closed due to COVID-19,” he said.

He told the workers not to trust employment agents, and made them sign a contract to stop looking for work in Thailand because it is easy to be cheated.

“All 32 workers, after being educated, were sent to the quarantine center Level 1 at Malai High School for medical examination. If these 32 workers do not test positive for COVID-19, we will allow them to return home,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health yesterday reported that five COVID-19 patients have recovered, bringing the Kingdom’s total recovered cases to 271.

In a statement this morning, the ministry said a 26-year-old Cambodian man, who returned from Russia on July 19, had recovered.

Four Chinese men have also recovered, aged 24, 20, 27 and 23, who returned from the Philippines on August 9.

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