Coronavirus Kent: Chatham man Gareth Johnson says staying in Cambodia feels safer than returning to UK

So the effect of the coronavirus restrictions has been different to the UK, tour operator Gareth Johnson says from the house he’s renting in Cambodia’s tourism capital Siem Reap.

Gareth moved to Asia more than 10 years ago from Chatham after setting up a travel business which offers trips to some of the more obscure places in the world not usually associated with travel.

While it’s a fact the infrastructure in large parts of south east Asia is behind those of western countries in terms of healthcare and sanitation, Gareth says he feels safer from coronavirus in Cambodia than he would if he returned to the UK.

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