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

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.She…

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