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Cambodia temporarily shuts border with Việt Nam over COVID-19

Update: March, 19/2020 - 15:42

 

Military officers of Hà Tiên border gate in the southern province of Kiên Giang told traders to refrain from crossing the border into Cambodia as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. — VNA/VNS Photo

PHNOM PENH — The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the suspension of activities at the country’s border gates with Việt Nam following developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter sent to the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia on March 18, the ministry said Vietnamese citizens’ entry into Cambodia and Cambodian citizens’ entry into Việt Nam by road, water or air will be suspended as from 11:59pm on March 20.

The measure is designed to prevent any inconvenience caused by quarantine requirements for citizens of both countries, according to the Cambodian ministry. — VNS

 

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