Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has ordered competent authorities to strengthen the lockdown measure in Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town of Kandal province so as to be able to cut off the transmission chain of COVID-19 in 14 days.
“Stay wherever you are during the 14 days even though there are some exceptions,” underlined Samdech Techo Hun Sen in a special voice message shared this afternoon.
“If the situation does not get better, the lockdown will be extended in Phnom Penh and Takhmao and even be imposed in some other provinces,” he added. “Don’t use the exceptions as a pretext to leave home.”
The Premier thus urged the citizens to participate in carrying out the measure so that our country can return to normal, and ordered the authorities at all levels to reinforce the control of the travel in and out Phnom Penh.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also encouraged the punishment of those who violate related laws and regulations without exceptions.
Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town have been in a two-week-long lockdown since April 15. During the lockdown, people are not allowed to leave their house unless necessary and with some exceptions: travel for authorised professions and businesses, for foods and other daily necessary stuff with at most 2 persons per household and not more than three times a week, and for health emergencies, etc.
Anyway, the travel must not be made between 08:00pm and 05:00am, except for emergency health and family reasons, goods transport, and so on.
Besides, all gatherings are banned, except among household members, funerals, and gatherings of health staff and competent authorities on duty.
Mask wearing and safety distancing as well as sanitation and temperature screening are required.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press