Cambodia Covid-19 Warning

The Phnom Penh Post has reported that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the “Kingdom is at high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.” The situation is reported to be “alarming.”

Hun Sen is also reported as saying “I won’t declare a state of emergency, either partly or for the whole country. And I won’t prevent travel by those who are not involved. But I request every one to take the utmost care by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance as instructed by the Ministry of Health.”

The warning follows a positive Covid-19 test of a bodyguard who was deployed to Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto during a recent state visit. Almost 900 people are believed to have come into contact with him during the visit.

Cambodia currently has 300 confirmed cases of Covid-19, an increase of 3 in the last 24 hours, and no deaths.

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Special Tourist Policy

Meanwhile the Ministry of Tourism is believed to have drafted a Special Tourist Policy that will now be discussed with key parts of the tourist industry and government departments.

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Top Sopheak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism is reported in the khmer Times to have said “The special tourist policy is different from travel bubbles or special tour packages… We want to bring tourists from low-risk countries affected by COVID-19… The travel bubble is the method to bring tourists to the country during COVID-19.”

It is believed that special tourists are likely to be high-value tourists from specific categories to help build tourism with lower numbers of tourists who contribute more to the economy.

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