Phnom Penh divided as Red, Dark Yellow and Yellow Zones

Updated: Aug 15

(Source: AKP / as of 28 April 2021)

Four more Sangkat of three Khan in Phnom Penh capital have been considered as Red zones, announced the Phnom Penh municipal administration in a new decision released on 28 April evening.

The new Sangkat set as Red zones are Prey Sar and Dangkor of Khan Dangkor, Boeung Tompun of Khan Meanchey, and Tuol Sangke 1 of Khan Russey Keo, it pointed out.

The existing Red zones are Sangkat Boeung Salang of Khan Tuol Kok, Sangkat Stung Meanchey 1, 2, 3 of Khan Meanchey, and Sangkat Chom Chao 1 of Khan Pursenchey.

The Phnom Penh municipal administration also identified the Dark Yellow and Yellow zones. The Dark Yellow zones are composed of 41 Sangkat of the 14 Khan, while the Yellow zones of 65 Sangkat of 13 Khan.

Red zones are areas with serious community spread of COVID-19, while Dark Yellow and Yellow zones with moderate and mild COVID-19 community spread, respectively.

In Red zones, people are not allowed to leave their houses unless for essential reasons. Sports activities outside the house are also prohibited. Markets, food shops, including alcoholic beverage sales, and other business activities must be suspended temporarily, except basic social services.

People in Dark Yellow zones must also stay home. The travel, for essential reasons only, is allowed between Dark Yellow and Yellow zones, while the travel across the Red zones or outside Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town is acceptable with some exceptions only. Besides, occupation and business activities that are not for daily basic needs as well as gatherings are banned. For all authorised businesses and activities, health safety rules must be followed.

For Yellow zones, while schools, entertainment clubs, resorts, cinemas, theatres, museums, fitness centres, etc. are required to close and large gatherings are prohibited, all kinds of travel and businesses can operate as usual. The travel from Yellow zones across Red and Dark Yellow zones or outside Phnom Penh and Takhmao are allowed only for essential reasons. Furthermore, curfew must be imposed in Yellow zones between 08:00 pm and 5:00 am, but with some exceptions, as in Dark Yellow zones.

Phnom Penh and Takhmao Put under Two-Week Lockdown

(as of 15 April 2021)

Phnom Penh capital and Ta Khmao town of Kandal province are set into a two-week-long lockdown as the number of new infections remain high.

The lockdown measure, which come into effect from 00:00 on April 15 until April 28, 2021, is aimed to ensure the effectiveness of COVID-19 spread control in Phnom Penh and Takhmao town, considered as a single area, and to prevent the transmission to other areas, underlined the Royal Government in a statement tonight.