Cambodia’s law on COVID-19 control takes effect

Cambodia’s law on the control of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases was signed by Acting Head of State Samdech Say Chhum on Thursday, going into effect immediately, according to a royal decree.

Endorsed by Chhum on behalf of King Norodom Sihamoni, who has been in Beijing, capital of China, for a routine medical checkup, the royal decree said the law was promulgated after it had been adopted by the National Assembly on March 5 and the Senate on March 11.

Consisted of six chapters and 18 articles, the law aims at preventing the spread of COVID-19 as well as imposing severe penalties, including imprisonment for those who flout the preventive measures and cause disease infections in the community.

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