Cambodia shuts borders with Thailand and Vietnam

Cambodia has temporarily shut its borders with Thailand and Vietnam as it looks to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the Kingdom.

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the measures late last week as daily case numbers rose above 1,000, including a record 1,130 cases on 30 June with a seven-day average of 927 cases.

In particular, the Prime Minister called for stricter monitoring of all arrivals into Cambodia with the land border gates to neighboring Thailand to the west and Vietnam to the east temporarily closing to stop imported infections. Dozens of Cambodia’s more than 100 casinos are located in border towns such as Poipet, near the border with Thailand, and Bavet near the border with Vietnam. Poipet’s casinos were ordered closed in April.

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