Cambodia’s Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus

Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

The closing of the world-famous site is the latest in a slew of measures the country is taking after the number of coronavirus cases surged in February.

The Apsara Authority, the government agency that oversees the archaeological site, said that temporarily stopping local and foreign tourists from visiting the temples is important to help combat the virus. It said in a statement dated Wednesday that visitors are banned from April 7 through April 20.

In full: https://apnews.com/article/phnom-penh-asia-pacific-coronavirus-pandemic-cambodia-d7ee69a21616a7db71f73d1901daee3b

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