Lockdowns ‘Knocked Down’: PM orders governors to ease harsh measures on people

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered all provincial and city governors to ease extreme entry and exit measures and conditions imposed on travellers.

In a voice message, the Premier said that after the lockdown had been lifted in Phnom Penh and Takhmao city he has noticed that some governors have issued extreme measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as requiring travellers to enter quarantine for 14 days.

“We have already lifted the lockdown, but imposing such measures is still the same as lockdown, and it is similar to creating states in a single state,” Mr Hun Sen said. “Such measures should only be applied to individuals who are suspected of having COVID-19.”

 

He ordered the governors who have already imposed the strict measures to adjust and water down the rules “immediately” to facilitate the travel of the people.

“I’m not disagreeing on testing people, but asking everyone to enter quarantine when he or she enters your provinces … will obstruct the socio-economic progress in the country,” he added.

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