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Corona outbreak in a Thai vegetable market in Cambodia

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Corona outbreak in a Thai vegetable market in Cambodia

After more than 100 vendors at Doeurm Kor Market tested positive for Covid-19, Phnom Penh City Council has decided to temporarily close the market and the nearby vegetable market in Tuol Kork and Boeung Keng Kang districts of Phnom Penh .

According to Phnom Penh Municipality Governor Kuong Sreng, more than 100 market vendors and security agents had contracted Covid-19: “The virus is spreading rapidly and worryingly and emergency health preventive measures are needed.

In view of the acute emergency, the Phnom Penh City Council has decided to temporarily close the vegetable market for 14 days from April 18 to May 1. ”

The Phnom Penh City Council has also notified vendors, security agents, market workers and their families and customers who entered the market from April 5 to get tested for Covid-19 immediately.

Vorn Pov, chairman of the NGO Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), told The Post on April 18 that he supported the measure, but said authorities should have other measures in place to help the sellers and those who have lost income. .

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