Mounting desperation in Cambodia amid COVID lockdown

Government using punitive laws to tackle surge in coronavirus cases, as the closure of markets leaves people hungry.

Iv Sovann has been in lockdown with her family in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh since April 5 when the government imposed a raft of stringent measures to curb a sudden surge of coronavirus cases.

The 36-year-old’s family of six has no income.

Her husband, a teacher, lost his job when the school where he worked shut down a year ago.

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