COVID-19: Cambodia to Do its Best to Prevent Community Transmission

AKP Phnom Penh, March 18, 2020 —

The Ministry of Health and relevant institutions will do their best to prevent community transmission as the number of confirmed cases in Cambodia soared to 35 as of this morning.

The commitment was made here on Mar. 18 by H.E. Ly Sovann, Director of Communicable Disease Control Department and a Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health.

Until this morning, at 11:20, there is no sign of community transmission yet, but there is a possibility because a group of Cambodian Muslims, who had returned from a religious event in Malaysia, attended different religious gatherings in their respective communities, and traveled from one place to another, he explained.

“With this possibility, our expert officials will try their utmost to prevent it (community transmission) by following this case around the clock,” H.E. Ly Sovann said.

The spokesperson took the opportunity to encourage people to call 115 for any question related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the 35 confirmed cases, there are 22 Cambodians, 3 British, 2 French, a Canadian, a Belgian, 5 Malaysians, and a Chinese who has already recovered.

By C. Nika