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Markets in capital to stay shut for another week

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Orussey market in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Hean Rangsey

Markets in capital to stay shut for another week

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has decided to extend the closures of state-owned markets and improvised ones – such as those near factories, hospitals or residential areas – throughout the capital for another week in a bid to contain the Covid-19 community outbreak.

In a directive issued late on May 14, Sreng said: “All ... markets must remained closed for another seven days, effective at the onset of May 15 through May 21.”

He instructed the municipal hall's administration director, police, Military Police, district governors, relevant authorities and administrators of all markets to strictly enforce the directive.

The capital on May 14 recorded 175 new Covid-19 cases, a noticeable decrease compared to the last several days. The municipal hall attributed the drop to the effectiveness of its lockdown measures.


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