Cambodian PM pledges no COVID-19 lockdowns despite rumors

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-12 17:45:47|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Thursday that there would not be any lockdowns to be imposed in the kingdom over the concerns about COVID-19 spread.

"In my status as the head of the government, I would like to confirm that there will be no any lockdowns of the country, the capital, or any provinces or areas," he said in a post on his official Facebook page.

His remarks came after rumors have spread that the Cambodian government would lock down capital Phnom Penh and ban travels between provinces.

Meanwhile, Hun Sen called on the people to wear face mask when going out, wash hands frequently with alcohols or gels, to keep social distancing and to avoid gatherings.

The prime minister said that he has ordered the Phnom Penh municipality to distribute two million face masks to poor communities in the capital.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Cambodia has recorded a total of 301 confirmed COVID-19 cases since January, with no deaths and 288 recoveries, according to the statement. Enditem