Fears of loss of livelihoods grow as coronavirus lockdown tightens

The government has ordered the closure of all karaoke clubs and cinemas in the country amid a further surge in coronavirus cases, sparking fears of jobs losses among workers in the entertainment sector.

Though supportive of government actions to try to stem the spread of the virus, the workers and a union said they expected to face immediate financial difficulties, including problems repaying debt.

Earlier this month — before the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the country — the Asian Development Bank already projected employment losses in Cambodia of 48,000 to 250,000 in large part due to a slowdown in Chinese tourism.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/fears-of-loss-of-livelihoods-grow-as-coronavirus-lockdown-tightens/

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