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Kampong Cham, Siem Reap extend Covid-19 restrictions

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Kampong Cham, Siem Reap extend Covid-19 restrictions

Two provinces – Kampong Cham and Siem Reap – have announced the extension of the administrative measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 for another 14 days. This also includes the ban on the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.

The Kampong Cham Provincial Administration issued the announcement on April 21 to extend the ban on tourist attractions across the province, as well as places that sell alcoholic drinks.

Provincial governor Un Chanda said the extension is warranted to minimise risks and contain the ongoing community outbreak.

"The suspension is effective April 21 through May 5 at locations such as resorts, restaurants, cafes, mobile stalls, marts, and public malls that are normally crowded," he said.

Chanda said he had noticed a small number of people still violated the ban.

He ordered town, district and commune administrations to continue informing resident and regularly monitoring the implementation of Covid-19 prevention requirements.

Meanwhile, the governor also requested the provincial departments of Commerce and Tourism to cooperate with the town and district administrations to inspect establishments that sell alcoholic drinks.

"If any business owner refuses to implement or violates this measure, legal action will be taken without exception," he said.

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Kampong Cham provincial governor Un Chanda (left) and Siem Reap provincial governor Tea Seiha (right). Facebook

Separately, Siem Reap provincial governor Tea Seiha also extended bans and the curfew for 14 days, from April 21 to May 7.

The provincial administration first implemented the measures from April 10 to 23. But the Covid-19 outbreak has yet to subside, so the administration has extended them, he said.

The government first announced the ban on inter-provincial travel and temporary closure of all tourist attractions nationwide to break the chain of transmission triggered by the February 20 community outbreak, which has shown no sign of subsiding.

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