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Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

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Local officials set up barricades at the border of Phnom Penh and Kandal province on April 15. Hean Rangsey

Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training singled out 11 types of business that are permitted to operate during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takmao town, which run through April 28.

Those include (1) food-processing enterprises and slaughterhouses; (2) providers of public services such as firefighting, utility and waste collection; (3) online businesses; (4) businesses supplying daily necessities such as clean markets and wholesale markets, marts, restaurants providing food on takeaway orders and petrol stations.

Also permitted are (5) providers of essential services such as ambulance and emergency rescue, healthcare and pharmacies, posts and telecoms, banking, finance and insurance; (6) hotels and guesthouse services.

Exemptions are also granted to (7) transportation of essential goods to lockdown areas; (8) transportation of goods to and from across the lockdown areas for the country's socio-economic sector; (9) production of medical equipment and medicines; (10) construction site that provides an adjacent accommodation; and (11) essential business activities or works as permitted by the authorities.

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