Cambodian public reminded of Covid-19 guidelines during holidays
With people ready to leave for their respective hometowns to celebrate Pchum Ben, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for adherence to preventive health measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The call came a day prior for the weekend public holiday – also the first day of the rollout of free public bus services organised by the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall for people to visit their hometown for family reunion.
“May you all be safe travelling, whether to your hometown or to a recreational destination … Please protect your health, and be sure to practise the ‘three dos and three don’ts,” said Hun Sen in a social media post.
The Capital Hall has prepared 175 buses to transport people free of charge for five days for the weekend trips.
The free transport aims to reduce the expenses of the public, including civil servants, members of the armed forces, workers, and all students.
Hun Sen also renewed his call for all transport businesses and taxis to keep their fares the same as before Pchum Ben, as this would amount to joining the government in facilitating a successful holiday for all citizens.
Of the 175 free buses, 55 are for Phnom Penh residents and 120 for people to travel to many of the Kingdom’s provinces and return to the capital.
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday (Sept 27) reported 7 new Covid-19 community cases and 9 more recoveries.
As of September 27, Cambodia had recorded a total of 137,856 Covid-19 cases with 134,724 recoveries and 3,056 fatalities. – Phnom Penh Post/ANN