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About 3,000 garment workers screened for COVID-19

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About 3,000 workers were screened for coronavirus over the past four days.

The Labour Ministry said that nearly 3,000 workers who had returned from their home provinces after Khmer New Year were screened for coronavirus over the past four days.

It said in a statement that 2,850 workers had come for checks and 2,703 were allowed to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

The ministry said 147 of them were quarantined at the Chumpouvoan High School in the capital while specimens of 94 workers have been sent for tests at Pasteur Institute.

Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour said today those who were clear of the virus after the 14-day quarantine period would be allowed to resume work.

“After 14 days of quarantine, they will be checked again before they can go back to work,” he said.

Soeun Chany, a worker from Svay Rieng province, said today that she has been in self- quarantine at home for four days now after having been screened for the virus.

“When I wanted to go to my home province for the New Year, I told my management,” she said. Now I don’t know if the company will pay some wages to me when I finish my self-quarantine.”

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