Cambodia begins two-week COVID-19 prevention campaign hinh anh 1Cambodians waiting to get COVID-19 vaccine jabs on July 2 (Photo: xinhua/VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - The Cambodian Government on July 28 announced a nationwide campaign to strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control measures, as the country is facing the third wave of larger transmission caused by Delta variant of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

According to the government's directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the campaign lasts two weeks, from July 29 to August 12, the Cambodia News Agency AKP reported.

Under the document, all provinces and the capital city of Phnom Penh are instructed to simultaneously take administrative and health safety measures as well as to reinforce legal measures in their respective geographical areas, and to strictly carry out those measures during this campaign.

The measures range from the suspension of high-risk occupational and business activities such as KTVs, nightclubs, beer gardens, resorts, amusement parks, alcoholic beverage outlets, cinemas, theatres, museums, sports clubs, and fitness centres, to the ban of private gatherings of over 10 people, and of dining-in at eateries.

A curfew from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am must be imposed wholly or partly, especially for Phnom Penh and provincial capitals.

As of July 28 morning, Cambodia had recorded 75,152 infections, including 9,721 imported ones. The Delta variant has been detected on over 100 patients in the country, mainly Cambodian workers returning from Thailand./.