Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday (July 14) that all civil servants and employees will be granted a five-day holiday from Aug 17 to Aug 21 in lieu of the Khmer New Year holiday in April that was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As promised, the government decided to make up for a five-day Khmer New Year holiday from Aug 17 to 21,” he said during a visit to the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Centre in southeastern Prey Veng province.
The decision came after the situation of Covid-19 has been brought under control, he said.
However, the prime minister urged people to continue to be extra-vigilant, wearing face masks, washing hands with alcohol and keeping social distance.
“It’s fortunate for Cambodia that so far, no one has died of Covid-19 disease,” Hun Sen said.
The Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 165 confirmed Covid-19 cases to date, with 133 patients cured and 32 still in hospital. – Xinhua
Source: Thaivisa forum