Cambodia to implement strict rules during Lunar New Year as another 45 Omicron cases confirmed on Jan 29

 Monday, January 31, 2022

Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon has instructed all provincial tourism departments across the country to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 during Lunar New Year celebrations from Monday to Thursday (Feb 3).

In a directive dated January 28, Khon said the departments must ensure that all preventive measures, especially the three dos and three don’ts, are strictly implemented.

“The Standard Operating Procedure [SOP] put in place for all tourism-related businesses to practise must be followed. All departments and relavant units must help ensure safety for all local and foreign visitors,” he said.

Relevant authorities must control crowding and ensure that all resorts, tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels do not receive guests beyond their capacity.

“Departments are to report cases of overcrowding to the ministry and municipal-provincial authorities immediately in order for them to temporarily close the offending establishment,” the directive said.

The ministry advised that authorities and tourism-related business owners only welcome vaccinated visitors.
Authorities are also advised to work with business owners and tourism operators to maintain the quality and reasonable pricing of products and keep the environment clean.

All prices for accommodation, food and other services shall be clearly indicated for visitors to know in advance. In case of excessive overcharging, business owners will be held accountable before the law, it said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health on Sunday (Jan 29) reported 54 new Covid-19 cases, nine of which were imported and all were confirmed to be the Omicron variant.

The ministry also reported 60 recoveries and no new deaths.

As of January 29, Cambodia had recorded a total of 121,242 Covid-19 cases with 117,363 recoveries and 3,015 fatalities.

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