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Ban imposed on dine-in, alcohol sales

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Authorities instruct night vendors along the Russian Federation Road after a two-week curfew from 8pm to 5am in Phnom Penh on April 1, 2021. Heng Chivoan

Ban imposed on dine-in, alcohol sales

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration on April imposed a ban on dine-in at all eateries and the sale of alcoholic drinks at all shops across the capital for two weeks as parts of measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The ban, effective through April 24, applies to all public and privately-owned markets, supermarkets, marts, restaurants, diners, food stalls, cafes and the like.

"Food and beverage businesses are allowed to open for take-away orders only," it said

The municipality said the ban came after it had observed that some people and business owners had still ignored preventive measures including physical distancing and gatherings for drinks.

The municipal hall instructed the relevant authorities to strictly conduct regular inspection. Anyone or business caught violating the ban will face prosecution without any exception, it said.

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