Some 180 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19

At least 180 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported on Tuesday.

“About 180 factories have suspended their operations, with 60 more in the pipeline, which is wreaking havoc on the more than 150,000 workers temporarily suspended from work without clear indication of work resumption as of now and close to 200,000 soon,” the Khmer Times reported, quoting an open letter from the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Monday.

“This will impact not only the workers but also the 2 million Cambodian family members who depend on them,” the letter said.

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