Phnom Penh municipal administration has decided to extend its administrative measures for another 14 days, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 in order to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant.

According to the new directive issued this evening, 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 two more weeks.

Moreover, private gatherings of over 15 people will also be banned for 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 this morning, Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally rose to 105,981, of which 18,214 have been imported. The pandemic has so far claimed 2,154 lives, but 98,655 have recovered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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