Cambodia looking to reopen economy after Pchum Ben religious festival

Cambodia may fully reopen its economy if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for at least 10 days after the nation celebrates the Pchum Ben religious festival.

Cambodians celebrated the Pchum Ben between Oct 5 and 7 and health authorities are now keeping a close watch to see if the celebrations have triggered any new spread of the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said any reopening was dependent on the people adjusting their lifestyles to live with the new normal, where Covid-19 will be viewed as endemic and no longer as a pandemic.

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