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Over 12,000 migrant workers return home from Thailand

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Caption: Migrant workers arrive from Thailand at O'Smach International Border checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province. GDI

More than 12,000 migrant workers have streamed across the Thai border into Cambodia in the past two weeks amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to a health official.

Or Vandine, spokeswoman of the Health Ministry, said that 12,088 Cambodian returned to Cambodia from Thailand from December 20 to January 7 as COVID-19 cases surged in Thailand.

She said the Ministry of Health and sub-national authorities, especially authorities in provinces along the Cambodian-Thai border worked hard to prevent the imported cases of COVID-19 virus into the country.

The ministry announced today four migrant workers were diagnosed with the virus, bringing total cases of cluster to 26.

To date, Cambodia has recorded 391 COVID-19 cases, with 371 recoveries.

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