Outbreak of COVID-19 in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon seafood market main cause of mass exodus of Cambodian migrant workers

When a sudden surge of COVID-19 cases was reported in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon seafood market, Cambodian migrant workers, already facing severe employment crunch because of layoffs and difficulty in securing new jobs, found themselves in an added new mess which left them no choice but to flee.
By the thousands the workers fled Thailand through any possible means, through legal check points though the border immigration check points are officially closed.
Many took pirate and illegal mini busses to the Thai-Cambodian border, mostly by themselves while others engaged agents to transport them as c