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Government gives funds to people in quarantine

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The government will provide more than 2 billion riel ($500,000) in financial assistance to people in all 24 provinces who quarantine from June 14-20. SUPPLIED

Government gives funds to people in quarantine

The government will provide more than 2 billion riel ($500,000) in financial assistance to people in all 24 provinces who quarantine from June 14-20.

In a report, the Ministry of Health said Prime Minister Hun Sen had approved funds of 2.69 billion riel to help quarantined people, especially in areas with high cases of Covid-19.

“The total number of people in quarantine nationwide is 93,463. Only Mondulkiri province has been spared. But money will be provided to the province as a preventative measure. Preah Sihanouk province has the most people in quarantine totalling 75,585,” the report said.

The ministry added that Preah Sihanouk was followed by Battambang with 2,702 people in quarantine and received 400 million riel from the government.

Kampong Speu has 2,075 people in quarantine and receives 270 million riel, while Banteay Meanchey has 1,982 people quarantined and receives 290 million riel. Kampong Cham has 1,798 people and receives 200 million riel.

Stung Treng province has the least people in quarantine with only 32 and receives 10 million riel.

Although Mondulkiri province has no one in quarantine, the government provides 10 million riel.

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