Cambodian border provinces tightening up as Omicron hits Thailand

Amid fears of large-scale transmission of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, Cambodian border province authorities are looking at the possibility of implementing strict measures for crossing migrant workers, including implementing mandatory quarantine and PCR testing.

These measures are the result of what was learned dealing with the Delta variant, which appeared to enter Cambodia via migrant workers, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted local media Khmer Times.

Cambodia’s neighbour Thailand reported that it has detected 514 cases of Omicron — with at least 147 designated as ‘local’ cases.

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