Cambodia shuts casinos as SE Asia cases riseA motorbike drives past a closed casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Feb 16, 2020. (Reuters file photo)Cases of coronavirus have risen in Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia, where Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered all casinos to close. Indonesia confirmed 129 new coronavirus infections on Monday, taking the total to 1,414, said a health ministry official. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered all casinos to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The industry took a hit late last year when Hun Sen banned online gambling, resulting in thousands of layoffs and dozens of casinos closing.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 07:07 UTC