In Cambodia, coronavirus ‘scarecrows’ deployed by farmers to ward off infection (video)

The effigies known as ‘Ting Mong’ often pop up in villages that have been hard-hit by infectious diseases like dengue or waterborne diarrhoea.

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.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3105049/cambodia-coronavirus-scarecrows-deployed-farmers-ward

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