Cambodian officials blame Thai truck drivers for spreading Covid in border province

Cambodian officials believe truck drivers from Thailand have brought extra than just their items into Cambodia. The officers suspect the drivers have unfold Covid into their nation, particularly, to the border province of Battambang.
The chief of the district, Sok Sokhun, says truckers that routinely cross the border might be why Covid is spreading all through Battambang. He says it is attainable the drivers were asymptomatic after they crossed the border. Or, it could additionally be that they lowered their guard once they received to Cambodia. Presumably, by “guard” the chief was referring to the masks and was not being metaphorical.
The inpouring of Covid cases is amongst vendors and an affected market close to the Duong international checkpoint. It’s believed that the excessive variety of vendors who’ve contracted Covid is because of truck drivers, with as many as 600 driving via the checkpoint a day, says Sok in the Khmer Times.
“This checkpoint has no migrant workers crossing over, solely truck drivers who ship goods between Cambodia and Thailand”, adds Sok.
The market in question, Kamrieng, the place hundreds of vehicles routinely stop to drop off items, closed for 1 day, final Wednesday, in order to curb the unfold of Covid. Testing was then carried out on 700 distributors at the market. Over 250 folks examined optimistic since Wednesday. In record time is at present tackling an outbreak of the Delta variant with new cases spiking since April.
The Duong border move sits opposite the Ban Laem checkpoint in Chanthaburi, situated in japanese Thailand.
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