Cambodia calls off water festival in October

The Cambodian government has said it will cancel the three-day Water Festival scheduled to take place in late October in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

A letter dated Aug 11 and obtained by the Khmer Times on Thursday said: “The government has approved the cancellation of the 2020 Water Festival.”

Ek Tha, spokesman for the office of the Council of Ministers, said on Thursday the government has good reason to suspend the festival as authorities have been concerned over how they would implement virus transmission prevention measures at the event.

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