Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll continues to rise as Siem Reap extends curfew to June 26


Health workers wearing a PPE kit instructing residents and telling them on Covid-19 safety instructions in Phnom Penh's Por Sen Chey district. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, June 14 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): The Ministry of Health on June 14 reported another 542 Covid-19 cases, all but 37 of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The ministry also reported 13 new deaths and 1,109 recoveries.

As of June 14, Cambodia had recorded a total of 38,969 Covid-19 cases with 32,967 recoveries and 348 fatalities.

Meanwhile, the Siem Reap Provincial Administration will continue to enforce Covid-19 administrative measures including a curfew, while the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Hall will take similar measures for Poipet town.

Meanwhile, in Siem Reap, governor Tea Seiha announced his decision on June 12 to extend a curfew in the province for two weeks from June 13 to June 26.

“All traffic in Siem Reap is temporarily suspended from 10pm to 4am, save for essential travel,” he said.

Seiha said business activities of food stalls, restaurants and shopping malls must be suspended from 10pm to 4am, except orders for takeaway or delivery.

The measure also prohibits gatherings with food, drink or alcohol, except among family members living in the same home and at funerals permitted by the authorities.

“Any person who violates the ban on travel, work, business or gatherings will have strict legal action taken against them and they will be sent to the court for punishment including imprisonment and fines,” he said. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN
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