Cambodia calls off Water Festival for 2nd consecutive year due to COVID-19

Cambodia has cancelled the annual three-day Water Festival for the second consecutive year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Monday.

The festival was scheduled to take place from Nov. 18 to 20.

“According to a government’s decision, this year, we will not celebrate the Water Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in a speech live broadcast on his Facebook page.

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