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Governor outlines fines for violators of Covid-19 measures

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Authorities block roads in Phnom Penh to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on April 18. Hean Rangsey

Governor outlines fines for violators of Covid-19 measures

Individuals who ignore the measures put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will face stiff fines and are given 30 days to pay, or face court, said Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng on April 18.

Fines have been set between two and five million riel ($500 and $1,250).

In an announcement, Sreng said individuals who fail to abide by travel bans would be fined 2.5 million riel.

“Officials who are deputised as judicial officials have to issue a receipt to individuals who fail to abide by the administrative measures. They have to pay the fine within 30 days of receiving the receipt,” Sreng said, adding that the proceeds would go to the national coffer.

Fines have also been set for those who violate the lockdown order and travel to Covid-19 outbreak areas. The heaviest fine, five million riel, is for those who intentionally violate the ban on high-risk products.

Three million riel fine will be imposed on individuals who ignore travel restrictions to a place with high-risk of Covid-19. Those who violate the curfew will be fined 3.5 million riel.

Individuals who intentionally ignore gathering bans would be fined two million riel, and those who violate the lockdown order by continuing to commute to work or running their business without a permit would be fined three million riel.


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