The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and the municipal Department of Health sprayed disinfectant at major markets throughout the capital from Saturday to Wednesday to control the spread of Covid-19. They are currently identifying other possible locations to be sprayed.
“We sprayed disinfectant at four to five major markets starting from Saturday. We are now studying the situation to identify other venues where we should carry out the spraying,” Municipal Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said.
He said the aim was to protect citizens’ health as well as vendors at the markets.
The Ministry of Health has sprayed disinfectant at Central Market, Tuol Tompoung Market, Kandal Market and other unidentified markets.
Meas Pheakdey said each market committee has been implementing health measures following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, but the fight against Covid-19 at those markets is not over.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called on citizens to work together to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“Every second and every day, please pay close attention to your health and the health of your brothers and sisters, spouses, children and families.
“We must protect ourselves. Do not spread the virus to others, and do not bring the virus from others. We must have good hygiene regularly and always follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health,” Hun Sen said.
The Ministry of Health recently announced the recovery of more than 90 per cent of the 122 infected people in the Kingdom. The ministry has found no new infections for the last 10 days.