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Leave Us Alone! Cambodians Put Up Scarecrows To Ward Off COVID-19

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Leave Us Alone! Cambodians Put Up Scarecrows To Ward Off COVID-19

While the world is praying for an effective vaccine to beat the menacing COVID-19, Cambodians have turned to traditional beliefs to ward off the virus.

Villagers in some areas have resorted to putting up scarecrows to "scare" the virus away. 

Get away COVID!
This isn't really uncommon in Cambodia though.

AFP reported that Cambodians usually use scarecrows known as ‘Ting Mong’ in Khmer, to ward off infectious diseases like dengue or water-borne diarrhoea.

Just go away COVID!
Now, Ting Mong is being used to scare away COVID-19.

Dealing with COVID-19

"I've set up the Ting Mong to prevent the coronavirus from threatening my family," farmer Sok Chany, 45, told AFP.

Anything to help with the situation.Ting Mong to the rescue.The report said Cambodians believe in animism and that spirits are tied to places, animals and things.

Well, maybe we should put up a few scarecrows here too!

No harm right?

 
 
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