Cambodian cops out with canes, clamping down on lockdown violators

Police in Cambodia’s capital are wielding canes and batons to threaten and beat people who violate the city’s lockdown rules.

Thursday (April 22) marked a week of lockdown measures in Phnom Penh, a city of more than 2 million.

Introduced to curb an accelerating coronavirus outbreak linked to more than 6,000 infections and 54 deaths, the rules have been revised several times, deepening public confusion about what is permitted.

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