Thursday, February 25, 2021

The outbreak of the Chinese community in Cambodia increased sharply to 78 cases


COVID-19 control pin in a residential area in the island district of Koh Pich (Diamond Island) of Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Photo: KT

Accordingly, the number of cases of COVID-19 in the outbreak on February 20 has increased significantly from 32 to 47, then to 78 cases overnight.

The number of hotspots related to the outbreak in Phnom Penh also increased from 14 to 23. Cambodia said it would add other hotspots in a short time.

Cambodian officials are working day and night to track contacts with people with COVID-19, as the number of hot spots nearly doubled in less than 24 hours, including the Diamond Twin building in the island district of Koh Pich ( Diamond Island).

Newspaper Khmer Times 24 of the first 32 cases of COVID-19 announced by the Government of Cambodia on February 20 were infected with the corona virus from a Chinese woman. This woman was found to have COVID-19 while applying for a health certificate to return to China.

Patients with COVID-19 above are between the ages of 20-30. Out of these 32 people, 29 are Chinese, 1 Cambodian, 1 Chilean, and 1 Vietnamese.

Meanwhile, the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on February 22 ordered the temporary closure of 10 schools in and around Phnom Penh until further notice, at the same time asking them to continue. online teaching and learning program.

Educators, parents, guardians and students associated with the above schools are also required to closely monitor the personal health situation.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people not to discriminate against the Chinese, the people in Phnom Penh or any other national citizen after the outbreak because COVID-19 is a global problem.

He also wants everyone to understand because Phnom Penh has to block some areas and residents living in these areas will be tested and quarantined for 14 days.

Mr. Hun Sen ordered the N8 club shut down after reporting cases originating from a nightclub, and ordered residents to strictly take measures to prevent COVID-19 infection. Entertainment venues, restaurants and apartments around this area were also blocked.

The Cambodian government expects this February 20 outbreak will end within a month if there is close cooperation from the people.

To date, Cambodia has recorded 568 cases of COVID-19 infection, of which 475 cases have been recovered and no deaths.



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