Cambodian leaders have appealed this morning to the public to continue tightening the preventive measures against COVID-19 during the Pchum Ben Festival.

“Oct. 6 is the final day of Kan Ben, the most important part of the traditional Pchum Ben Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot celebrate Pchum Ben in accordance to the national custom and tradition at the pagoda. Most importantly, we need to keep our life, then we will have the opportunity to celebrate Pchum Ben and many other important festivals later,” Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen wrote on his official Facebook page.

The Premier also thanked his compatriots who have offered various alms to the monks at the pagoda by following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

“Those who visit resorts, please be very careful by wearing a mask, washing your hands often with soap or hand sanitizer, keeping safety distance, and avoiding crowded places with high risk,” he underlined.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also asked authorities at all levels to increase security, safety, and public order, both on road, at resorts and pagodas, to ensure security, social order, and safety from COVID 19.

On the same day, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly also reminded his compatriots of the preventive measures against COVID-19.

“[…] This is a time when people are happy to meet with their families, do alms, and gather with relatives and friends, but please take care of your health, especially from COVID-19 by following the instructions of the Ministry of Health, the competent authorities, mainly the ‘3 Don’ts and 3 Dos’ measure,” said the NA president.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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