Covid-19: Over 256 Cambodian factories suspended, 130,000 workers affected

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday (June 1) that some 256 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia had suspended their operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting more than 130,000 workers.

Besides, about 169 companies in tourism sector had also been closed temporarily, leaving roughly 16,891 people unemployed, he added.

“To help relieve the burden of the jobless, the government and the employers have decided to pay US$40 and $30, respectively to each of them per month, so an unemployed worker gets $70,” Hun Sen said during a visit to the southwestern coastal province of Preah Sihanouk.

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