Police to Prevent Large New Year Gatherings to Limit Virus Spread

While the government has not reported a new Covid-19 case in three days, the global pandemic promises to alter traditional Khmer New Year festivities next week, with religious and most public gatherings banned and police tasked with preventing large assemblies of people.

National Police chief Neth Savoeun issued a slate of measures on Friday in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 as millions of Cambodians typically travel to visit family and friends during Khmer New Year, which begins next Monday.

The guidelines allow families to celebrate the national holiday but ban large gatherings, stating that authorities will use police force to suppress dancing crowds, community parties and gatherings at pagodas or other religious sites, according to a police statement.

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