Casinos, Rice Latest Sectors Hit by Covid-19 Restrictions

The nation’s casino and rice industries are the latest sectors to face restrictions as part of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving some casino workers worried about lost income and the rice sector largely unfazed.

In a speech to the National Assembly on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that all casinos must be temporarily shuttered by Wednesday.

“Close all casinos both in Phnom Penh and across the country. Close them all,” Hun Sen said. “All casino owners should find a solution for their workers during the suspension of their businesses.”

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