Phnom Penh Authorities Extend Administrative Measures against COVID-19 for Two More Weeks

Phnom Penh municipal administration has decided to continue its administrative measures for 14 more days in order to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant.

According to the new directive issued this evening, high-risk occupational and business activities such as in-class learning; KTVs, nightclubs, beer gardens and casinos; resorts, museums, playgrounds, and amusement parks; massage therapy, sauna and steam businesses; alcoholic beverage outlets; cinemas, theatres, sports clubs, and fitness centres have to temporarily shut down, from Aug. 27 at 00:00 to Sept. 9.

Moreover, it added, private gatherings of over 15 people will also be banned for two more days, but with some exceptions.

Occupational and business activities and gatherings that are not restricted must carry out the health safety rules strictly, the directive underlined.

As of this morning, Cambodia's COVID-19 tally rose to 90,535, of which 14,512 have been imported and 1,325 have been detected with Delta variant. The pandemic has so far claimed 1,835 lives, but 86,702 have recovered.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press