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Suspension of markets in capital extended till May 14

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The Phnom Penh municipality decided to temporarily close the Doeurm Kor Market for 14 days from April 18 to May 1. Now, the suspension is extended for another week. Hong Menea

Suspension of markets in capital extended till May 14

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has extended the suspension of state-run markets and improvised ones – such as those located on the streets, near hospitals, factories or residential areas – for another week effective through May 14.

The decision signed by governor Khuong Sreng on May 6 said the extension was intended to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the capital.

Deputy governor Koeut Chher said in a press conference on May 6 that such suspension had contributed to the cutoff of virus transmission chain. Otherwise, he said, the community outbreak would have become uncontrollable.

Such suspension was first announced after hundreds of vendors and security guards at a number of markets throughout the capital tested positive for Covid-19.


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