Phnom Penh and Takhmao Put under Two-Week Lockdown
AKP Phnom Penh, April 14, 2021 --
Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town of Kandal province are set into a two-week-long lockdown as the number of new infections remain high.
The lockdown measure, which come into effect from 00:00 on April 15 until April 28, 2021, is aimed to ensure the effectiveness of COVID-19 spread control in Phnom Penh and Takhmao town, considered as a single area, and to prevent the transmission to other areas, underlined the Royal Government in a statement tonight.
During the lockdown, it pointed out, 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, it stressed, 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, underlined the same source.
In order to carry out the lockdown measure effectively, a 19-member national commission, headed by H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministre of Economy and Finance, was formed.
As of this morning, Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 reached 4,874, of which 2,290 have successfully recovered, with 36 deaths recorded.
By C. Nika