Gov’t Bans Travel Between Provinces for One Week; Cites Factory Workers’ Plans to Travel for Holidays

The Cambodian government Thursday evening announced a one-week travel ban within the country, preventing all travel between provinces, and even districts, on account of concerns garment workers were planning to disobey orders to work through Khmer New Year.

The order, which was signed by Hun Sen on Thursday, will come into effect at midnight Thursday and last one week till April 16, spanning the entire duration of the annual Khmer New Year holidays, which have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“For national safety and the lives of people, I have no better choice than to issue this order,” Hun Sen said on his Facebook page, publishing the two-page order.

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