Cambodia’s Covid-19 restrictions extended by a month

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended public restrictions by a month to curb the spread of Covid-19, saying this country’s first community outbreak is under control but has not yet ended.

He also said there was no need to declare a state of emergency, which would further damage the economy, and announced more cash payments for the poor, which are being funded by a US$200 million pool set aside earlier this year.

“As the situation has not eased yet, on behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), I have decided to announce the fourth round of the cash transfer scheme for another three months — from January to March 2021,” Hun Sen said in a national address on Dec. 15.

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