Many of the thousands of garment workers now under Cambodia’s strictest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are finding themselves unpaid, suspended indefinitely from the capital area’s hundreds of factories and, as of yet, with little help from outside.
In a measure that human rights monitors have blasted as extreme, Phnom Penh police have begun flogging people deemed to be violating the sweeping metropolitan lockdown order.
Gov’t food distribution begins but with food stores closed, ‘red zone’ residents worry about feeding their families
Two weeks ago, garment workers at Din Han Enterprise factory went into quarantine after hundreds of workers tested positive for COVID-19. Long Sarem, 42, sealed herself and her son into her small rental room in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey 3 commune, surviving on inexpensive food from a nearby vendor.