Phnom Penh municipal administration this evening announced to extend its administrative measures to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant.

According to the new directive, high-risk occupational and business activities such as in-class learning; 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, from Aug. 13 at 00:00 to Aug. 26.

At the same time, it added, private gatherings of over 15 people will also be banned for 14 more days, but with some exceptions.

Furthermore, a curfew will be imposed from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am only for a week, from Aug. 13 at 00:00 to Aug. 19, except for emergency health and family reasons, medical, firefighting and utility services, and so on, said the same source.

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

As of this morning, Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally rose to 83,384, of which 12,354 have been imported and 429 have been detected with Delta variant. The pandemic has so far claimed 1,614 lives, but 77,754 have recovered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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