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Lockdown extended amid record new cases
PHNOM PENH--Confusion has mounted after the government once again changed the scope of its COVID-19 response and updated restrictions for those living in locked-down areas of Phnom Penh and Kandal province.
After announcing that the lockdown would end on May 6, the government has made another U-turn and has extended zone-based restrictions until May 12, along with changing rules to the zones.
The changes come as new cases continue to surge, with the Health Ministry reporting 650 new cases nationwide on May 6. Four more people died.
Keut Chhe, Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh, said that the residents of yellow zones can travel to other provinces, but must abide by the rules of each province they want to go to, especially the requirement to take a COVID test or stay in 14 days quarantine.
Those who live in provinces that are not badly affected can also travel to Phnom Penh but must comply with the measures of the city administration, such as taking tests, he said.
Keut Chhe asked people in the red and orange zones to be patient and understand the measures to prevent the spread of COVID for another seven days to end the February 20 outbreak.
Cambodia has identified 17,621 cases of COVID-19 but 6,843 people have recovered and 114 have died.
The new rules are:
Updated Red Zones
Updated Orange Zones
Updated Yellow Zones