The Cambodian authorities have imposed a lockdown in the capital, Phnom Penh, and the neighboring district of Tajmao, which begins this Thursday and will last at least two weeks.
The stated goal is therefore to limit movements in Phnom Penh and Tajmao, which are considered a single area, to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country, according to the Cambodian state news agency AKP.
The government has stressed that detention will be added to the curfew between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. (local time) and has indicated that no trips for food and other essential goods may be made at that time or for more than three days by the time. Week.
On the other hand, it was stressed that all meetings, with the exception of those between roommates, were forbidden, and it was added that the use of a mask and respect for social distance in case of leaving the house are compulsory.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended the decision and promised the people that “there will be no shortage of food, rice, meat or vegetables in Phnom Penh while in custody” while calling on the mayor’s office, especially for the poor or vulnerable People to worry about getting food.
With that in mind, he has ordered the state’s food reserves to be taken into the markets at “reasonable prices” before asking the population to be patient and participate during the fourteen days of imprisonment in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Hun Sen himself has stated that 300 cases of coronavirus were confirmed on the last day, bringing the total to 4,874 – the vast majority related to an outbreak identified in February – with 36 deaths and 2,290 people contracting the disease COVID-19 have recovered caused by the new coronavirus.