Cambodia extends harsh restrictions to combat Delta variant

Covid-19 cases reach record highs in neighboring Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

Harsh restrictions have been extended in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in a further bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, particularly the Delta variant which is ravaging neighboring countries where pandemic cases continue to hit record highs.

Phnom Penh municipal administration ordered a 14-day extension until Sept. 9 for high-risk occupational and business activities including nightclubs, beer gardens and casinos, resorts, museums, sports clubs, cinemas, playgrounds and amusement parks.

A ban on alcohol sales has also been extended for two weeks. A decision on whether to continue restricting private gatherings will be made within the next two days.

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