The Phnom Penh Post

Restrictio­ns extended in provinces as Covid bites

- Lay Samean

THE Koh Kong Provincial Administra­tion decided to place 14 private residences in lockdown for a two-week period, while Kampot province has extended administra­tive measures in the entire province for another week to bring the Covid-19 outbreak under control.

In a notice signed by Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phuthong on June 1, a total of 14 homes in Sala Makhang village in Sre Ambel district’s Boeung Preav commune must be locked down for 14 days from June 2-16.

During the period of closure, administra­tive measures were put in place to prevent unnecessar­y travel in and out of the houses and the people living in them are banned from going about their daily business and must either self-quarantine at home or stay away until the lockdown is lifted.

The administra­tion also restricted travel in and out of Sala Makhang and Ploung villages in Boeung Preav commune and Veal Choeung village in Sre Ambel commune, Ban Teat village in Dang Peng commune and Saray village in Chroy Svay commune of Sre Ambel district.

“Residents in these villages are banned from travelling. Jobs, occupation­s and businesses that are not essential for daily life are also ordered closed – including gatherings, markets and all other activities considered high risk,” the notice said.

Similar travelling restrictio­ns were applied to the villages of Ta Ni, Trapeang Kandol and Chi khor in Chi Khor Leu commune; the villages of Ta Thorng, Dang Peng and Krang in Dang Peng commune; and the villages of Boeung Preav, Chrouy and Ou Chrov in Boeung Preav commune of Sre Ambel district.

State and private schools are still under orders to remain closed as are all entertainm­ent venues, massage parlours, bars, KTVs, resorts, liquor stores and all gatherings of more than 10 people.

Separately, Kampot provincial governor Cheav Tay decided to extend administra­tive measures in the province for another week starting June 2.

“All state and private markets, marts, restaurant­s, canteens, food stalls, coffee shops, drink shops, food and drink businesses, vendors, whole sale and retail alcohol-sellers are to be suspended for a week from June 2-9 throughout Kampot province,” stated the provincial administra­tive notice.

Canteens, restaurant­s, coffee shops, drink shops and hotel canteens are also to be suspended from 8pm to 5am – but they can still sell food for takeaway and delivery from 5am to 8pm.

Elsewhere, Takeo provincial governor Ouch Phea lifted restrictio­ns on operations at Samrong Yaong Market and reopened it. He also re-opened four villages in Trapaing Sap commune of Bati district beginning June 2, according to the Takeo provincial administra­tion’s notice.

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