Cambodia requires use of face masks in capital, 4 other provinces amid COVID-19 spread

Cambodia on Wednesday required people in capital Phnom Penh and four other provinces to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Phnom Penh Municipality, Preah Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng and Siem Reap provinces have been determined as the high-risk COVID-19 areas of infections after the country suffered from the third wave of community COVID-19 outbreak starting Feb. 20, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in a statement.

“Requirements for wearing face masks and keeping a physical distancing (of 1.5 meters from each other) must be implemented from now on until further notice,” he said.

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