— Phnom Penh municipal administration has decided to continue its administrative measures for seven more days, from Oct. 8 to 14, in order to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant.

According to the new directive issued this morning, high-risk occupational and business activities such as public and private educational institutions that have not yet been allowed for reopening; KTVs, nightclubs, beer gardens and casinos; resorts, museums, playgrounds, and amusement parks; massage therapy, sauna and steam businesses; alcoholic beverage outlets; cinemas, theatres, sports clubs, and fitness centres have to temporarily shut down for one more week.

Moreover, private gatherings of over 15 people will also be prohibited during the same period, but with some exceptions, it added.

Occupational and business activities and gatherings that are not restricted must carry out the health safety rules strictly, the directive underlined.

As of yesterday, Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally rose to 113,703, of which 19,136 have been imported. The pandemic has so far claimed 2,418 lives, but 105,350 have recovered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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