On August 2 and August 5, Phnom Penh City authorities issued orders restricting access to and movement within certain areas of Phnom Penh in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the duration of the orders, it is prohibited to enter, exit, or gather within the designated areas.
At the time of this announcement, city authorities have cordoned off the following areas. There are exceptions made for people residing within the restricted zones who are returning home after being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital outside of the restricted zone, as well as for government officials and medical staff performing their official duties:
The entry and exit of Streets 372, 372Z, and 362 in Village 5, Sangkat Boeung Salang, Khan Toul Kork through August 16, 2021
Toul Sangke Market in Chong Khsach Village, Sangkat Toul Sangke I, Khan Russey Keo through August 18, 2021
Street 113 between Street 232 and Street 242 in Village 2, Sangkat Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara through August 18, 2021
The city authorities may announce additional restrictions with little to no notice. Thus, American citizens are advised to closely monitor guidance from local health authorities as well as local media for information on which areas in Phnom Penh are affected. The Phnom Penh City Hall publishes announcements in Khmer at the following link: http://phnompenh.gov.kh/news-press-releases/category/announcements/
These measures are in addition to the existing restrictions and curfews related to COVID-19. Individuals who violate these and other measures may be subject to punishment in accordance with recent laws implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.