Vietnamese-Cambodian people are provided aid (Photo: VNA)

The Preah Sihanouk province has been put under a lockdown since April 23 in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

President of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Preah Sihanouk Tran Van Nam earlier informed the Vietnamese Consulate General in the Cambodian province that many Vietnamese-Cambodians in Tumnup Rolok are facing food shortage. The residential area has been under quarantine for nearly one month since late March.

Beneficiaries were asked to follow health guidelines when receiving the aid.

According to Vietnamese General Consul Vu Ngoc Ly, Preah Sihanouk authorities and its Red Cross Society will soon distribute food free of charge to all residents in lockdown areas.

The Consulate General said there are no reports on Vietnamese-Cambodians contracted with the SARS-CoV-2 in Preah Sihanouk./.

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