COVID-19: Cambodia orders restaurant owners to follow preventive measures hinh anh 1Spraying disinfectant at a school in Cambodia (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

Phnom Penh (VNA) -
Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng has warned that any restaurants which do not follow medical guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 would be temporarily closed until they comply with regulations.

In a statement on May 18, Sreng said some restaurant and food stall owners are not implementing measures put in place by the Health Ministry to protect themselves and customers.

The owners must provide hand sanitiser at the entrance of their premises and assign staff to check the temperature of customers before allowing them in, he added.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s government said the country will stockpile almost 400,000 doses of Favipiravir – an antiviral drug touted as a treatment for COVID-19 – in case of a second wave of infection.

Indonesia has decided to extend social distancing measures until June  4 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

To date, Indonesia has recorded 18,496 cases tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 with 1,221 deaths – the highest number in Southeast Asia./.