Cambodian Migrant Workers Rush Back As Thai Border Closed

The government in Thailand closed at least 19 checkpoints, including the major border crossing at Poipet town, causing thousands of Cambodian migrant workers to rush back to the country over the weekend.

The Thai government closed 19 checkpoints on Monday, only allowing the transport of goods, including smaller pushcarts used by transportation workers ferrying products across the border, reported the Bangkok Post.

Reports have come in over the weekend of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers returning to the country before the border crossings were closed.

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