Report on the situation of migrant workers amidst the pandemic and Covid-19 restriction measures Focusing on Samut Sakhon from 19 December 2020 – 31 March 2021

Report on the situation of migrant workers amidst the pandemic and Covid-19 restriction measures Focusing on Samut Sakhon from 19 December 2020 – 31 March 2021

 Disease control measures have been imposed in Samut Sakhon when it was declared a maximum and strict control zone on 19 December 2020. It took immediate effect including (1) closure and lockdown of central shrimp market and Sri Muang Apartment, (2) temporary closure of entertainment parlors, restaurants and drinking places, only takeaways allowed while weekend/fresh markets open not more than six hours, (3) migrant workers barred from leaving the province, (4) Bubble and Seal policy, etc. When the situation has become more manageable, the authorities have relaxed the measures and on 1 March 2021 have downgraded them to maximum control zone. All the restriction measures imposed for the entire period have taken their toll on the employment and livelihood of migrant workers

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