Cambodian PM orders health measures at business facilities hinh anh 1Body temperature measurement outside a bank in Cambodia (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 6 ordered local authorities to strictly examine business facilities, and require the facilities to carry out COVID-19 prevention measures after the nation documented one new community transmission case.

In a message sent to the press on December 6, Hun Sen pointed out that the negligence and violation of pandemic prevention measures of several local officials and business facilities partly contributed to the recent outbreak.

Anyone who fails to obey regulation will have their business temporarily closed, he said, adding there is no choice except for ensuring social distancing, wearing face masks, and implementing hygiene measures between buyers and sellers.  

To date, the Cambodian government has distributed 4 million face masks in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in an effort to prevent SARS-CoV-2 virus spread.

Cambodia’s Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19 on December 5 announced new regulations on the implementation of disease prevention measures and quarantine for all travellers entering the country, which will be effective from December 12.
The Cambodian Health Ministry statement said that all travellers entering the country will be quarantined for full 14 days and be tested upon arrival.
They are required to possess a health certificate issued by health authorities, recognised and certified by a competent laboratory of their resident countries indicating of COVID-19 negative, within 72 hours prior to departure.
Cambodia will temporarily suspend the implementation of Sponsorship Mechanism for foreign travellers who are investor-businesspersons, company staff, experts and technicians sponsored to enter the country for less than 14 days until the situation of the spread of COVID-19 is relieved and subject to new approval from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

It pledges to disclose the identity of COVID-19 patients immediately, after receiving the positive test result, on the official media of the Ministry of Health in order to facilitate in tracking of persons involved quickly./.