Capital heading for full reopening with jab card rules in public places

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A security guard checks the vaccination card of a Psar Chas market vendor before entry in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Heng Chivoan

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng urged all authorities in the capital to apply strict measures in schools, markets and businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 before the expected reopening of all sectors.

He made the remarks at a meeting on the afternoon of October 11 with governors of the 14 districts and relevant authorities.

The municipal administration introduced a few new policies, including the requirement that everyone entering educational institutions, markets or business establishment show a Covid-19 vaccination card or certificate.

“We are doing this to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further, and the municipal administration issued such a notice last week. Therefore, district authorities have to carry out this work more effectively.

“If we carry out this work well and firmly, it will reduce the spread of Covid-19 further,” he said.

Sreng also praised district authorities, relevant working groups, all medical teams, as well as the police for sacrificing their physical and mental strength to work day and night to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Concerning the requirement to show vaccination cards, Pon Dany, the chief of Central Market in Daun Penh district, said she followed the notice and required both customers and vendors to show vaccination cards before entering the market.

She said almost 100 per cent of vendors in the market had been vaccinated against Covid-19, but a small number were unvaccinated due to health issues.

“All citizens, please respect and follow the instructions of authorities, as well as the Ministry of Health and the head of government, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and bring along the vaccination cards always,” she appealed.