A migrant worker, who returned from Thailand to Cambodia on Tuesday, escaped mandatory quarantine on Friday and fled to his hometown in Kandal province.
Kong Meng Heng, 26, from Samaki village, Prek Dambang commune in Mukh Kampul district, fled to his hometown on Friday evening.
Vandine said that when he arrived at the centre, he jumped out of the car and fled. The authorities are looking for his whereabouts to arrest him.
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has requested all provincial governors to strengthen the management of quarantine centres as much as possible to prevent escapees. He warned that if any migrant workers violate quarantine, they will be held accountable by law and receive a fine of between $50 and $250.
In a similar case, 22-year-old Cambodian migrant worker Loeung Lysan, who had just returned from Thailand through Poipet International Border Checkpoint, jumped out of a car and fled quarantine on Wednesday evening. The authorities are searching for the two escapees.