Safety Reminded As Travel Restrictions Ends

AKP Phnom Penh, April 16, 2020 —

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reminded his compatriots of road and health safety as travel restrictions during the Khmer New Year’s Day came to an end.

In a Facebook message this morning, the Premier called on all drivers to be more careful and respect the traffic law as the roads would be crowded today.

“At the same time, please, dear all citizens and workers, pay high attention to the protection of your own health from COVID-19 pandemic by wearing facemasks, and often washing your hands with alcohol-based disinfectants and hand soaps,” he added.

Cambodia imposed inter-provincial travel restrictions from 24:00 of April 9 to 6:00 of April 16, 2020 to prevent the cluster spreading of COVID-19 during Khmer New Year.

COVID-19 is now spreading globally including in Cambodia even though it has reported no new infection cases for four days in a row. The 122 confirmed cases in Cambodia comprise 98 recoveries, or 80 percent of the total.

As of 2:00 am CEST on April 15, WHO members had reported 1,918,138 confirmed cases including 123,126 deaths. Europe had the most cases (977,596) followed by the U.S. (673,361), Western Pacific (124,207 including Cambodia), Eastern Mediterranean (110,091), South-East Asia (20,804) and Africa (11,367).

(Photo: PM’s Facebook Page)

By Khan Sophirom