Fifty garment factories suspended their operations — affecting the jobs of more than 20,000 workers — amid global challenges, the Labor Ministry said.
The suspensions came as the supply of materials from China was cut off amid a coronavirus outbreak there. The supply is now recovering, the ministry and employers said, even as the number of coronavirus patients ballooned in Cambodia over the past week.
Heng Sour, the ministry’s spokesman, said the factories had suspended work for 20,940 employees, including 16,183 women.
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