Armed with a stick, a floral-shirted ‘scarecrow’ with a plastic pot for a head stands guard in front of a rural home in Cambodia
– a sentry erected by superstitious farmers to ward off the coronavirus.
Known as Ting Mong in Khmer, the creatively rendered scarecrows often pop up in villages that have been hard-hit by infectious diseases like dengue or waterborne diarrhoea.
This time, “I’ve set up the Ting Mong to prevent the coronavirus from threatening my family,” said farmer Sok Chany, 45.
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