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Restrictions re-imposed in capital as Covid cases surge

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The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has decided to re-impose the suspension of all occupations and business activities deemed as posing high risk of transmission for 14 day effective at the onset of June 3 through June 16. Facebook

Restrictions re-imposed in capital as Covid cases surge

Amid the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has shown no sign of subsiding with 750 infections and 10 deaths reported on June 2 alone, the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has decided to re-impose the suspension of all occupations and business activities deemed as posing high risk of transmission for 14 day effective at the onset of June 3 through June 16.

In a directive issued late on June 2, Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng said this urgent measure is intended to curb the spread of the virus.

Businesses and occupations deemed as posting high risks include entertainment clubs, KTVs, nightclubs, discotheques, beer gardens, casinos, resorts, museum, parks, massage parlours, cinemas and sport centres.

Public and private educational institutions and vocational training centres must also be suspended but are allowed to transition online. Some other businesses might also be suspended depending on the actual situation, the directive said.

All gatherings with more than 15 people are also banned, except among family members in the same home, at funerals permitted by the authorities, or among health workers who collect specimens for Covid-19 testing, and providers of emergency services.

Businesses not deemed as posing high risks as stated in the directive can proceed as usual but must strictly follow preventive measures and require staff to scan the ‘Stop Covid’ QR Code.

“Any individuals and establishments caught violating the directive are subject to administrative measures and legal action and public revelation of their identities,” the directive said.

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