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The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading quickly in Cambodia. Local authorities based in border areas close are doing their best to deal with illegal entry cases whilst preparing for the worst-cast scenario.
Soldiers remain on duty around the clock.
Relevant forces work tirelessly to prevent illegal border crossings.
Up to 48 checkpoints have been set up across several major border routes in Ha Tien city, Kien Giang province .
Soldiers go on duty to monitor local rivers due to a number of people attempting to cross the border illegally.
Border guards from neighbouring localities, including Da Nang and Binh Dinh, are mobilised to support the southwestern region to tighten control of border crossings.
Soldiers are implementing a range of prevention measures to raise awareness among local fishermen regarding the dangers of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Soldiers request that residents inform them anytime they detect any cases of illegal entry.
Kien Giang province is carrying out plans to cope with the worst-case scenario including building a field hospital in Ha Tien city and expanding isolation areas to combat the pandemic.

Border guards in southwestern region tighten control amid COVID-19 fears

(VOVWORLD) - Border forces operating in the southwestern region have joined with local people to prevent illegal entry into the country as a means of curbing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in neighboring countries.