Gov't Orders to Postpone All Concerts at Public Places
AKP Phnom Penh, March 17, 2020 --
The Royal Government has ordered to suspend all concerts at all public places throughout the country, a move to contain the COVID-19 spread.
“[…] With the agreement in principle from Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, all concert programmes at public places across the country must be postponed, starting from Mar. 17, 2020 until the COVID-19 situation gets better,” wrote H.E. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health in his letter to municipal and provincial governors.
Earlier, in separate letters, the Ministry of Health advised the shutdowns of KTVs, dancing clubs, cinemas and museums across the country to prevent the mass spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, all kinds of religious gatherings throughout the Kingdom were also banned.
As of this evening, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cambodia rose to 33, of them 21 were detected on Mar. 17 alone.
Among the total confirmed cases, there are 22 Cambodians, 3 British, 2 French, a Canadian, a Belgian, 3 Malaysians, and a Chinese who has already recovered.
All confirmed cases in Cambodia are imported cases, except the one in Siem Reap who was in direct contact with a Japanese infected man.
By C. Nika