The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia urged its citizens to comply with local COVID-19 control rules after there was an outbreak of disease among Chinese nationals in the country, the report said. South China Morning Post news.
“Chinese citizens must strictly abide by the Cambodian government’s pandemic control rules,” the embassy said.
“Anyone with symptoms must be hospitalized. Those diagnosed must comply with the government’s requirements for quarantine treatment and honestly report those who have been in contact “- the agency added.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Photo: REUTERS
The warning comes after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on February 20 that 32 Chinese citizens were positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“This is a bad situation for us” – Mr. Hun Sen said.
He urged people to wear masks, adhere to social distancing and do not discriminate against the Chinese.
Before the outbreak, Cambodia did not have any new infections since November 2020.
Up to now, Cambodia has recorded about 500 cases of infection and no deaths.
News of the outbreak has sparked rumors online that some Chinese have left quarantined hotels without permission or even evading testing.
On February 20, the Chinese Embassy declared: “COVID-19 is an enemy of humanity. Everyone should join hands to fight the pandemic ”.
The embassy has warned people not to go to China if it is not needed and changed the requirements for health certification for Chinese citizens and foreigners.
According to the agency, from 1-3, they will only issue health certificates to those who fly directly to China.
Chinese workers returning home must complete at least 14 days of quarantine before boarding a plane and must test for COVID-19 within 48 hours of aircraft take off. Anyone who breaks the rules will not be issued a health certificate.
According to the Cambodian authorities, China is Cambodia’s largest source of foreign investment. Currently, there are about 300,000 Chinese living in this Southeast Asian country in the first nine months of last year.
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