Kandal Market, situated in Sangkat Psar Kandal 1, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh has to temporarily halt its activities for 14 days, starting from today onwards, after new COVID-19 cases have been detected on the market’s staff-workers and vendors.

The measure, taken by Phnom Penh municipal administration, is aimed to contain and prevent the COVID-19 spread, according to a directive made public yesterday evening.

All staff-workers, vendors, customers and other relevant people are instructed to get tested for the coronavirus and to conduct proper quarantine in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, it added.

During this temporary closure, all entries and exits and gatherings in Kandal Market are banned, but with some exceptions.

This is the third state market in the capital ordered for two-week-long shutdown. The first one is Boeung Keng Kang Market in Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Boeung Keng Kang which has been closed since June 29, and the second is Olympic trade centre in Sangkat Olympic, Khan Boeung Keng Kang since July 3.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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