Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Four provinces extend Covid restrictions

Four provinces extend Covid restrictions

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A motorist protects himself with face masks as he drives along a road. Hean Rangsey

Four provinces extend Covid restrictions

Even as the government lifted Covid-19 restrictions in most parts of the country on August 19, at least four provinces have decided to extend the measures for another week in a bid to contain the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant.

The provinces – Kampong Cham, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Svay Rieng – will continue to enforce the measures through August 26.

“The 9pm-3am curfew will remain in place. All travels are banned except out of necessity or in emergency or with permission from authorities,” Banteay Meanchey governor Um Reatrey said in a notice.

Kampong Cham provincial governor Un Chanda also instructed authorities to take all necessary measures to prevent Delta spreading. They can assess risks and designate certain areas as yellow or red zones and place them in lockdown.

The four provinces completely ban large gatherings including weddings, parties, religious rites and private gathering of more than 10 people. Sales of all kinds of alcoholic drinks are also prohibited.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen gets Covid, shuns G20, APEC summits

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said he has tested positive for Covid-19 in Indonesia, where he is slated to attend the G20 summit in his capacity of the ASEAN chair. In a social media post addressing the Cambodian public, he said: “Before leaving Cambodia, I always

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Moody’s sets outlook rating to ‘negative’ for Cambodia

    US global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc on November 15 announced that it downgraded Cambodia’s outlook from “stable” to “negative” and maintained its B2 local and foreign currency issuer ratings. “The negative outlook reflects a deteriorating external position as illustrated by the severe

  • Korean first lady paves way for ill boy’s surgery

    A 14-year-old boy with congenital heart disease who was lucky enough to meet with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee may get the chance of a lifetime and receive surgery and treatment at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing his plight, many

  • Hun Sen’s Covid infection caused by ‘weakened antibody’ after summit

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said exhaustion from heavy workload before and during the recent ASEAN Summit may have led to him contracting Covid-19 due to his weakened immune system, while rejecting speculations that the infection was caused by leaders of some countries who did not

  • Kingdom’s rice crowned world’s No1

    Cambodia’s Phka Rumduol jasmine variety has been crowned the World’s Best Rice for the fifth time at the TRT (The Rice Trader) World Rice Conference in Phuket, Thailand on November 17, according to leaders of the Kingdom’s apex rice industry body. Phka Rumduol