It’s business as usual for many sports clubs in Cambodia

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It’s business as usual for many sports clubs in Cambodia

Temporary closures such as that of CIS Roller Dome could become more widespread in the coming days with the escalating coronavirus problem that Cambodia is experiencing. The Kingdom has now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 12 cases since last week.

PHNOM PENH: Many sports clubs in the Kingdom, especially in the capital, have remained open despite the COVID-19 outbreak that has forced the closure of their counterparts in many other countries.
These include major sports clubs in Phnom Penh like Premium Sports Club and Cambodian Country Club (CCC).
So far, neither of the two sports clubs, which often host basketball and football tournaments, have announced suspension of operations as a result of the health scare. In fact, CCC has just announced a membership promotion, Khmer Times reported.
Calls to both establishments confirmed that nothing has changed. “We are still open normally,” a staff at CCC said.
Despite being open, several sports events that were supposed to be held at the Premium Sports Club have been temporarily suspended.
This include the SAMAPI CUP 2020 Basketball League, whose games for March 15 were rescheduled to a later date.
This phenomena is not limited to sports clubs. Most of the banks, markets, retail shops, malls, supermarkets and other businesses in Cambodia have remained open in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and scare accompanying it.
While many are still operating, there are also some major sports facilities in the Kingdom that have taken the precaution of temporarily closing, among them the CIS Roller Dome in Koh Pich (Diamond Island), which is renowned for being the first air dome in Southeast Asia.
Temporary closures such as that of CIS Roller Dome could become more widespread in the coming days with the escalating coronavirus problem that Cambodia is experiencing. The Kingdom has now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 12 cases since last week.
This lead Prime Minister Hun Sen to order the closure of all KTVs and movie theatres nationwide.
Prior to that, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the Kingdom to stop or minimise the spread of the deadly virus.