COVID-19 Notes

Most of the dwellings in Phnom Penh are shophouses like the one above, three or four-story buildings one room wide, with a ground floor shop opening onto the street and the family’s living quarter behind and above the shop. Now to keep customers, who may be infected, out of their homes, many of the shops have put up string barriers which allow for sales but prevent people from entering the shop. The two shops below have similar strings blocking people from walking in.