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‘Saturday afternoon in Phnom Penh’


High time to include some people on my pictures :)

Saturday afternoon and evening is the time when many residents of Phnom Penh make their way to the banks of the Mekong.
Social gathering and lingering on or around the lawns.
All three pictures are taken in the neighbourhood of the Royal Palace of Cambodia.

Seeing these photos, I was wondering if Cambodia would have declared a lockdown and this is what I’ve found:
The government has ordered a lockdown of all district and provincial borders within the country.
The people are not allowed to travel out of their districts or provinces to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Phnom Penh is an exception where no travel restriction is applied.
In another article I read that the Cambodian New Year celebrations (April, 14th till 16th) have been canceled.

According to the latest reports of today, Cambodia has 122 people who are infected by the virus.
This is not much compared to many countries, but it remains to be seen whether the country has many options for testing its inhabitants.
Hopefully this number is correct.

A lockdown is a terrible thing for the inhabitants of a third world country.
In Europe, there are opportunities to help residents in a system of temporary unemployment.
But not going out in many third world countries means having no opportunity to earn anything and consequently having no money to buy food ...

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5545 W: 17 N: 13432] (53760)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-25
  • Exposition: f/0.1, 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-04-25 15:23
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