Students to miss start of new year as migrant workers quarantine in schools near border

Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand are quarantined at a high school in Battambang province in a photo posted to the provincial administration's Facebook page.

Thousands of students in the northwest will miss the beginning of the new school year next week, with at least ten schools along the border having been converted into Covid-19 quarantine centers for migrant workers returning from Thailand, officials said.

Legal action threatened for migrants who ignore protocol while fleeing COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand

Officials process returning migrant workers at the O’Smach border checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province on December 23. GDI

Migrant workers who ignore COVID-19 protocols when returning from Thailand will face legal action, the government said, with more than 1,300 passing through official checkpoints this week following a fresh outbreak in the southern Thai province of Samut Sakhon.

Cambodia recommends migrant workers remain in Thailand after COVID-19 outbreak

A police truck transports migrant workers to a quarantine center on Monday from the O’Smach International Checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province. GDI

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Cambodian migrant workers to remain in Thailand or to prepare for 14 days of quarantine on return, after a new COVID-19 outbreak in the neighboring country’s Samut Sakhon province.

Doubts raised over plan to urge former migrants to farm

Siem Reap province – Pai Pun was excited when he was invited to join a meeting in May on a new work opportunity at Kantraing commune office in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district after returning to Cambodia from Thailand at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown there two months earlier.

Migrant workers home from Malaysia at last

More than 100 Cambodian migrant workers returned home on June 16 after being stranded in Malaysia for months amid the Covid-19 outbreak.