Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun decided to extend the ban on alcohol sales for another two weeks through July 22 in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Sales of all kinds of alcohol are banned because the Covid-19 situation in the province has not been completely brought under control,” he said in a directive.

All restaurants, drink shops and cafeterias are not allowed to serve alcoholic drinks to customers during this period. All markets, wholesalers and retailers caught violating the directive will face administrative or legal action.