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Cluster of condominiums in one location under surveillance

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People rest during a 30 minute observation period after receiving the COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccine at the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Feb. 18, 2021. (Photo by Phearum/Xinhua)

Pockets of military officers yesterday were camped outside hotspots where COVID-19 patients from the recent February 20 Community Incident were believed to have frequented before they were caught on Friday. Traffic entering and exiting the condominium clusters were closely monitored with only one of the three entry points accessible.

Some sites, like the Pointe Serviced Apartments, were completely closed off by a newly erected metal fence locked with a steel chain.

At N8 nightclub –  considered at this point the most likely epicentre of the recent outbreak –  a black metal fence was erected around the perimeter of the club, which is in heavy disrepair.

A military officer who wished to remain anonymous said he was ordered to guard N8 with two other officers, adding that the area has police and extra security personnel standing by to keep people from accessing the grounds..

Roads surrounding The Bridge, a condominium complex listed as one of the spots of concern, were closed, blocked off by metal barriers.

The development was quieter than normal, but most shops were open and vendors were still selling food, although there was little to no foot traffic.

The DTT Residence at the Diamond Twin Tower was also cordoned off. A bystander said it wasn’t clear yet if there were any positive cases at the residence, but precautions were being taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

A security guard, manning a barrier there, told Khmer Times yesterday that the island is still open but visitors are being checked to ensure they are complying with Ministry of Health measures.

Up to 14 sites have been identified as hot spots related to the February 20 Community Incident.

The spots of concern have been identified as: N8 nightclub near the Olympic stadium, Casa Meridian, Le Gong Guan Hotel, City Comfort Hotel, The Bridge, The Pointe Serviced Apartments, Yi Lu Xian restaurant, 18E Mekong street, Pent House Apartment, Sky Line (Dumex), Somet Condominium, Residence L Olympic, Logic 2 restaurant in Takhmao city and Prince Plaza Centre.

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