The Battambang Provincial Administration has shut eight markets in Battambang town for seven days, effective April 14-20, to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the community during the Khmer New Year holiday.

The markets include Phsar Nat, Phsar Boeung Chhouk, Phsar 13rd Makara, Phsar Apsara, Phsar Long Lkhoan, Phsar Wat Leap, Phsar Povong, and Pou Phuy supermarket.

But vendors can still sell vegetables, fish, meat, and other daily necessities in the vicinity of the markets. They are required to implement preventive measures including physical distancing of at least 1.5m, wearing masks and washing hands frequently.