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BKK Market to reopen after second Covid outbreak

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Traffics past Boeung Keng Kang Market located in the Boeung Keng Kang district's Boeung Keng Kang I commune on July 01. Heng Chivoan

BKK Market to reopen after second Covid outbreak

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall will allow the reopening of Boeung Keng Kang Market effective from July 13 after its temporary closure following an outbreak of Covid-19 infections tied to the site.

The market is located in the Boeung Keng Kang district's Boeung Keng Kang I commune.

The municipality's decision on July 12 said the market management must implement the necessary administrative and health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 there from reoccurring.

Vendors, security personnel, workers and all stakeholders must take a second Covid-19 test and be found negative to avoid another outbreak.

“The management must implement the instructions, restricting the administrative measures for activities of businesses and gatherings. Limit the number of customers entering and leaving the market in a reasonable proportion to the size of the market to maintain absolute personal and social safety,” the decision said.

The decision also mandated that everyone inside the market wear a face mask at all times. Failure to comply will result in a fine of between 200,000 and one million riel ($50 and $250) without exception.

The decision said that the complete list of requirements must be given to the Boeung Keng Kang district administration in cooperation with the municipal departments of commerce and health and all other relevant parties so they can inspect the market to ensure the effective implementation of the new rules.

“If the market management or any individuals are found refusing to cooperate or comply with this decision, administrative and legal measures shall be taken against them without exception,” it said.

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