2021-05-06

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, “unblocked”, still implements epidemic “zoning” control

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China News Service, Phnom Penh, May 6th (Reporter Ouyang Kaiyu) After the three-week “closure” measures ended, Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, officially “unblocked” on the 6th, while still implementing “zoning” control of the epidemic.

Phnom Penh City Government reported that in order to prevent and control the new crown epidemic, the government decided to “unblock” Phnom Penh and implement new administrative measures for epidemic prevention for a week (May 6-12). Under the new measures, the authorities will still divide the districts into “yellow areas”, “orange areas” and “red areas” based on the severity of the epidemic. The scope of the “Orange Zone” and “Red Zone” has been reduced.

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, “unblocked”, still implements epidemic “zoning” control

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p > The new measures stipulate that most of the commercial activities in the “yellow zone” can be restored to normal, and people can freely enter and exit the zone, but they must obtain permission from the authorities in advance to enter the “orange zone” and “red zone”. All restaurants in the “yellow area” will be forbidden to provide dine-in, and can only provide takeaway services. People in the “yellow area” will also be allowed to hold small gatherings (no more than 10 people), but any drinking gatherings (except family gatherings) are prohibited.

During the period when the above-mentioned administrative measures take effect, people in the “yellow area” must also observe the “curfew” order from 8 pm to 3 am.

In the areas included in the “Orange Zone”, all business activities must be suspended, except for the concession-essential industries; the number of employees working in some concession-essential industries must not exceed 2% of the total number of employees. People in the area are prohibited from going out, and they can go out every week to buy food and daily necessities nearby. The number of travelers must not exceed two, and the number of trips must not exceed three times a week.

The areas included in the “red zone” will still be strictly controlled by the authorities, all commercial activities must be suspended, and the public will be prohibited from going out.

Under the new measures, all schools, entertainment venues, tourist attractions, parks, pubs, theaters, museums, fitness centers and sports centers in Phnom Penh will continue to be closed from May 6 to 12.

Due to the severe situation of the epidemic, Phnom Penh implemented the “City Lockdown” order on April 15 and will end on May 5. (End)