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In Thailand, coronavirus outbreak among migrant workers highlights rampant people smuggling

The Central Shrimp Market – a wholesale centre in Samut Sakhon province, about an hour’s drive southwest of Bangkok – was where Thailand’s most recent Covid-19 cluster emerged in mid-December. Today, the market and nearby blocks of migrant worker dormitories are under lockdown, cordoned off by fences and barbed wire, and guarded round the clock by security officials.In an echo of the outbreaks in Singapore and Malaysia, where migrant workers bore the brunt of infections as well as blame for…

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