Tourists handed health info cards at border gates, airports

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Ministry of Tourism and the General Department of Immigration are giving cards to foreign travellers with information to stay safe amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Tourism and the General Department of Immigration are
giving cards to foreign travellers with information to stay safe amid
the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The information cards are being distributed at all international border gates and airports.

The cards contain the national emergency number (115) so that
travellers can contact the Ministry of Health if they have questions
about Covid-19 or if they wish to have a health checkup.

Ministry spokesman Top Sopheak said: “The purpose is to spread
information about staying safe while in Cambodia. We also want tourists
to remember that they must take precautions to avoid being infected by
the virus.

“If you have a health problem during your stay in Cambodia,
please contact a medical specialist for a checkup by calling the hotline
115,” he said.

The government ordered the closure of all public and private schools
and several vocational training centres in Siem Reap town after a
38-year-old Cambodian man was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Saturday.

The Covid-19 positive man is only the second person to have the virus
in Cambodia, after the first involving a Chinese traveller who visited
Preah Sihanouk province.

Siem Reap provincial governor Tea Seiha on Monday held an emergency meeting to take measures against Covid-19 in the province.

He instructed officials to continue disseminating accurate
information and combat the spread of misinformation about the virus.
Siem Reap provincial authorities will take legal action against those
who knowingly spread “fake news”, Seiha warned.

Provincial authorities are working with the Union of Youth
Federations of Cambodia and the private sector to eliminate the virus in
Siem Reap town.

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