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Tourist spots step up Covid-19 precautions

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People sit at the back of a van as they travel home last year. Hong Menea

Tourist spots step up Covid-19 precautions

Tourist centres such as coastal areas, Siem Reap, and the northeastern provinces have prepared Covid-19 prevention measures in anticipation of the upcoming holidays.

The deputy governor of Siem Reap province Tea Seiha said on Wednesday that several precautions will be in place based on Ministry of Health directives.

“We will put gaps in public places and we will clean and encourage people to bring masks and Krama.

“For restaurants and hotels, we will check if each room is clean. For restaurants, each table must be kept a certain distance from others. Establishments must cordon off outside space for people walking by to avoid large gatherings,” Seiha said, giving examples.

Kampot provincial governor Chiao Tai said on Wednesday that his province has focused on main tourist destinations and mandated mask, hand washing and social distancing.

“Important places like hotels and restaurants must prepare alcohol, masks and other prevention materials. There are also prevention measures at border checkpoints to prevent transmission,” he said.

Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phouthong said she advised local authorities to be cautious and follow the advice of the Ministry of Health.

“We advised owners of hotels and restaurants to enhance prevention measures and we will employ our forces to remind tourists,” she said.

Mondulkiri provincial administration spokesman Heak Sophan said his province has already advised hotel and restaurant owners to have thermometers to measure temperatures.

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