Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 12 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed Thursday that there is no lockdowns at the capital, or any provinces or regions in Cambodia to curb COVID19.

In a message to his compatriots on Facebook, Premier Hun Sen stated, "As Head of the Royal Government, I would like to confirm that there will be no lockdowns on the capital [Phnom Penh], any provinces and regions.”

The premier’s confirmation was made in response to a fake voice message spread on social media, saying the government will lockdown Phnom Penh and ban traffics to provinces.

Premier Hun Sen considers the above fabricated news as the ill-intended propaganda from the wicked groups, aimed at causing social unrest for political gains.

Head of the Royal Government continuously urged people to strictly follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health, especially wear masks, wash hands, avoid mass gathering, and practice social distancing.

On 11 November, the premier ordered the distributions of 2 million masks to Phnom Penh residents. Traffic police will distribute directly to commuters who failed to wear masks.

Prime minister calls on those who had contacts with 3 November event to strictly enforce quarantine so that 3 November will come to an end soon and the country will be back to normal.

He also urged authorities provide free food to the destitute groups practicing quarantine.