Passengers in five provinces and capital designated by the Ministry of Health are required to wear masks and keep individual safety distancing, except for those traveling alone by closed private means or with family members.
“For Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng and Siem Reap, it is mandatory to wear a mask during travel by all modes of transport, except by closed private means and alone or with individuals living in the same house,” explained H.E. Kim Santepheap, Secretary of State and Spokesman at the Ministry of Justice in a Facebook post this morning.
If it is not possible to maintain individual safety distancing during travel by all modes of transport, he continued, mask wearing is mandatory and adherence to sanitation is strictly required to prevent the COVID-19 spread, except when traveling by closed private means with those living in the same house.
Those who fail to do so will be warned for the first violation, but will face a fine from 200,000 Riel (US$50) to 1 million Riel (US$250) for the second violation, according to the Articles 5 and 19 of the Sub-Decree on Health Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Severe and Dangerous Contagious Diseases.
Phnom Penh capital and Preah Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng, and Siem Reap provinces are set as red alert for COVID-19 outbreak in the Feb. 20 Community Event, the Ministry of Health announced recently.
The mandatory mask wearing and individual safe distancing come into force from Mar. 24 until further notice, the announcement added.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press