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Gov’t bans provincial travel for Khmer New Year

Military police wearing face masks ride in the back of a car in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodia’s government has banned travel in and out of Phnom Penh and between any districts across the 24 provinces for a week amid fears people would ignore an official cancellation of the coming Khmer New Year break.

Initialed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the order says that starting at midnight the government “bans travelling in the country, including: travelling in and out of Phnom Penh (without affecting travelling inside Phnom Penh), travelling from one district to another and travelling from one province to another province.”

It takes hold midnight Thursday going into Friday and runs for a week.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/govt-bans-provincial-travel-for-khmer-new-year/

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