The two-week-long curfew imposed as temporary administrative measure would be extended if the new infections of COVID-19 remain high, according to the Ministry of Health.
“One or two weeks would be added to the currently-imposed curfew if the number of locally-transmitted cases are still high,” said H.E. Mrs. Or Vandine, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health and Chairwoman of the Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination, while paying an inspection visit to the vaccination process at the Ministry of Information this morning.
She also re-appealed to people to strictly practice the health preventive measures to avoid the deadly virus infection.
On April 1, Phnom Penh municipal administration imposed a two-week-long curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, in a move to contribute to cutting off the transmission chain of COVID-19.
The 8:00 pm-to-5:00 am curfew covers eateries, coffee shops, restaurants, except takeaways, as well as gatherings, except among family members in the same house, funerals, and gatherings of health staff and competent authorities on duty.
Moreover, travelling within the Phnom Penh geographical area is banned during the hour range for two weeks, except for emergency health and family reasons, medical staff, fire fighters, armed personnel, factory workers, and so on.
Those who fail to follow the directive will be punished as stated in the Law on Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Severe, Dangerous and Contagious Diseases, and other relevant regulations.
As of this morning, Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 reached 2,752, of which 2,222 are related to the third cluster infections known as the Feb. 20 Community Event. A total of 1,747 cases have so far recovered, with 21 deaths recorded.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press