Mr. Sim Chy, Chairman of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

According to Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Phnom Penh, Mr. Sim Chy, Chairman of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia, as of March 26th, the Khmer-Vietnam branch in Takeo province reported that there was only one Vietnamese Cambodian person working in Poipet city, bordering Thailand, currently being isolated.

Mr. Sim Chy said that he was in contact with the branch in Takeo province regularly in case of needing support and had confirmed that so far, there has not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection related to Cambodian-Vietnamese people.

The Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia also recommends that if any Vietnamese Cambodian people are infected or isolated, they should report to branches in the locality where they live, or the phone number +85588.999.5162 of the Office of the Khmer-Vietnam Association to receive support.

According to Pham Thanh Thuy, Vice Chairwoman and Secretary General of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia, the majority of Cambodian-Vietnamese people in Phnom Penh do small businesses. About 50% of them have closed their shops, limited travel and avoid crowds, and strictly complied with the anti-epidemic recommendations of the local authorities.

However, she also said that in the coming time, they will face a lot of difficulties if the Cambodian Government declares an emergency situation and limits travel, because they only do small businesses every day, and can not afford to store a lot of food./.