30,000 workers forced to self-isolate over factory no-shows

Almost 30,000 garment workers who failed to show up to work during last week’s cancelled Khmer New Year holiday will be forced into quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days amid fears of coronavirus, a Labor Ministry official said on Monday.

Health officials on Monday morning began screening workers who ignored the government’s cancellation of Khmer New Year and chose not to show up to their factories last week, instead returning to family homes for celebrations.

A provincial travel ban had been enacted for the week and workers told factories would be required to submit lists of absentees to the government, but Heng Sour, a spokesman for the Labor Ministry, said that many still ignored the orders.

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