All Public Markets in Phnom Penh Allowed to Reopen Early Next Week

Phnom Penh municipal administration has permitted all public markets to resume their activities from May 24 onwards, according to its directive released this evening.

The authorisation excludes irregular markets such as “wax” markets, community markets, street markets, markets around hospitals and factories, etc. in order to contain and prevent severe outbreak of COVID-19 in the community.

Only the sales of foodstuff and takeaways are allowed, underlined the directive, advising the market management teams to limit the numbers of customers entering and leaving the market so as to ensure safety distancing.

Mask wearing and safety distancing are mandatory for those in the markets’ compound along with strict implementation of the “3 Dos and 3 Don’ts” measure, temperature screening, hand washing, and Stop Covid QR Code scanning, while gatherings are discouraged, it added.

All public and irregular markets have been temporary shut down since April 24, 2021 due to growing COVID-19 threat.

As of this morning, Cambodia reported 23,697 COVID-19 confirmed cases, of which 15,700 have recovered with 164 deaths registered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press