Cambodia: Govt announces new health rules for public gatherings as weddings and religious functions are allowed in capital

The Ministry of Health has issued a series of rules and recommendations to navigate the stepwise resumption of public gatherings. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): The Ministry of Health has issued a series of rules and recommendations to navigate the stepwise resumption of public gatherings – including business, socioeconomic, cultural, traditional, religious and political activities – to minimise the transmission of Covid-19.

In a November 12 directive, the ministry said organisers must ensure that all events comply with applicable health measures, such as taking place in a wide space with proper natural ventilation that allows for social distancing of 1.5m at all times.

Designated places for people to sit or stand must be kept clean and disinfected with soap or sanitiser, as the case dictates. Venues must put up “Stop Covid” QR tracing code posters for people to scan in.

Participants must be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and keep personal distance in all instances. They must be masked, wash their hands, undergo temperature checks and present their vaccination cards prior to entry.

People who suspect that they have developed concerning symptoms are encouraged to stay home and monitor their health, the ministry said, recommending rapid Covid-19 tests prior to entry.

Participants who have recently arrived from abroad must fulfil the pertinent quarantine requirements and follow the necessary measures put in place for locals.

The ministry also ordered local authorities to monitor and evaluate the organisation of public events on their compliance with health measures.

Earlier in the week, Cambodia had allowed wedding ceremonies and religious functions in capital Phnom Penh amid COVID-19, with the number of guests being limited to a maximum of 200.

The decision took effect immediately, he said, adding that wedding or festival organizers must ask for permission from local authorities and sign a contract to abide by a standard operating procedures (SOP) and anti-Covid-19 norms.

The latest move came after the number of fresh cases continues to decline and most of the population have been vaccinated against Covid-19. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

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