Cambodian PM orders temporary closure of civil institutions as COVID-19 cases rise

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen late on Monday ordered the temporary closure of state’s civil institutions for at least one week as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

But all armed forces and healthcare workers still work as usual.

“It’s really turbulent at this time because there are infections among police officers, civil servants and artists, so the temporary closure of the institutions, not close completely but reduce the number of people at workplaces by at least 90 percent, is necessary,” he said in an audio message sent to the public.

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