Cambodia Takes Additional Legal Action against Those Who Fail to Comply with Measures against COVID-19

Cambodia is going to take additional legal action against any foreigners, business owners, and citizens who fail to comply with the measures of the Ministry of Health against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional legal action was agreed in principle by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen yesterday, at the request of H.E. Lt. Gen. Dy Vichea, Chairman of the Sub-Commission on Research and Monitoring of Suspected COVID-19 Cases through H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health and Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Combating COVID-19, following the community outbreak on Feb. 20.

According to the request, those who do not cooperate in providing information and flee from quarantine, the legal action will be tightened for local citizens, while foreigners will face possible deportation from the Kingdom and be prohibited from re-entry.

For businesses that do not cooperate in the research and monitoring operation, their licenses will be revoked and their businesses will be shut down, it added.

As of this morning, Cambodia reported 593 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 99 are connected to the Feb. 20 Community Event. A total of 475 patients have successfully recovered with no fatal case.

About 23 locations – entertainment clubs, hotels, apartments, schools … believed to be related to the Feb. 20 Community Event have been located and temporary closed down.

The Ministry of Health called on those who went to the above locations between Feb. 6 and 20, 2021 and other related people to be honest and open and to volunteer to get tested at the Chak Ang-re Health Centre in Phnom Penh and be quarantined for 14 days.