June 21, 2021

Law on Measures against COVID-19 Promulgated

The Law on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other deadly infectious diseases was promulgated on Mar. 11.
The promulgation was made in a Royal Krom signed by Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, Acting Head of State.
The law of six chapters and 18 articles was approved by the Senate on Mar. 11, by the National Assembly on Mar. 5, and by the Cabinet’s Standing Committee on Feb. 28.
This draft law sets out health and administrative measures, and other measures to be taken to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other deadly communicable diseases now and in the future to protect the people’s life, public health and public order, as well as to minimise the impact of the disease on Cambodia’s social and economic sectors.
It establishes a stronger and more comprehensive legal basis for managing the situation of COVID-19 spread and other deadly infectious diseases in Cambodia.
It also stipulates the punishment which must be submitted for approval by the legislative body.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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