The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.
The Ministry of Information has issued travel guidelines for journalists during the Phnom Penh and Takhmao city lockdown after noticing that some of them do not fully understand the restrictions set.
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These are the following guidelines issued by the ministry
- Red Zone: Those residing here are forbidden to travel including journalists, unless the press unit is a working group of the Ministry of Information’s blockade unit and a unit with a certificate to travel in the red zone.
- Orange zone: Only journalists with documents related to identity and work, as well as travel permits from the Ministry of Information are allowed to travel. The media company must also reduce the number of staff to travel to the minimum workforce set by the government. Travel must comply with the curfew suspending the traffic and all work activities between 8pm and 5am, except when necessary with the permission of the competent authorities.
- Yellow area: All types of traffic are allowed, but must strictly adhere to health safety measures. Travel must comply with the curfew by temporarily suspending all traffic and all work activities between 8pm and 5am except when necessary with the permission of the competent authorities.
Rhea Mae Soco / Khmer Times