With 50 Covid cases, Phnom Penh garment factory shut down

A health worker swabs a garment worker’s nasal cavity for a COVID-19 test at the Din Han factory in Phnom Penh, April 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Panhan Chhorpoan

A Phnom Penh garment factory has been shut down for two weeks and thousands of workers have been ordered to take COVID-19 tests, with about 50 of their colleagues having already tested positive for the virus, officials said Thursday, as the garment sector vaccination drive moved into its second day.