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Mask-wearing optional nationwide as daily infections hit record low

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At public gardens or parks and tourist attractions or recreational areas, mask-wearing is also optional. Hong Menea

Mask-wearing optional nationwide as daily infections hit record low

Prime Minister Hun Sen has lifted the government-instituted mask-wearing mandate, leaving it to people across the country to decide for themselves. Mask-wearing requirements, however, still apply to enclosed settings such as air-conditioned offices, meeting rooms or movie theatres.

The premier made the announcement, effectively immediately, in a special audio address to the nation on the morning of April 26.

“From the time you receive this audio message, you can decide for yourself whether to continue wearing mask in open space or not,” he said.

At public gardens or parks and tourist attractions or recreational areas, mask-wearing is also optional.

People in certain areas – such as crowded places or where there are suspected cases of Covid-19 – are "encouraged" but not required to wear mask.

Hun Sen reiterated his call for the pubic to get vaccinated against Covid-19, at least with a third dose which is now compulsory.

In the latest development, Cambodia recorded only two infections on April 25, according to the premier, the first time since the peak of the pandemic – a record expected to be announced by the Ministry of Health later on April 26.

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