PM: We Should Continue to Join Hands to Combat COVID-19

AKP Phnom Penh, April 06, 2020 —

Cambodian people throughout the country must continue to join hands in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen made the appeal in a message posted on his official Facebook page this evening.

All fellow citizens should follow the Ministry of Health’s instructions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has not yet ended, he said.

In the same message, Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) called on his party’s senior members including members of the Senate, National Assembly and Royal Government as well as competent authorities and youth groups to continue to help disseminating the preventive measures of COVID-19 in their respective localities, to distribute face masks or Krama, alcohol-based sanitizers, and even foods to local people, particularly the needy ones.

“Don’t call them for a gathering, but go to the place where they live, especially in the situation where we are all fighting against COVID-19,” he underlined.

In another message, Samdech Techo Hun Sen encouraged all the Cambodian people who have returned home from abroad, especially Thailand to apply self-quarantine, and thanked those who had been doing it in order to keep their respective families and communities safe.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also expressed his gratitude to royal government members, lawmakers, and senators for having given up their salaries as fund to join the fight against COVID-19.

As of this morning, Cambodia has reported 114 COVID-19 confirmed cases, including 49 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 5 British, 2 Americans, 2 Indonesians, one Canadian, one Belgian, and one Chinese. Of them, 53 have been successfully cured.

Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has now hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.

World Health Organisation said there are in total 1,174,866 confirmed cases with 64,541 deaths globally. Of the total cases, 621,407 have been recorded in Europe, 352,600 in the U.S., 112,524 in Western Pacific, 73,077 in Eastern Mediterranean, 8,125 in South-East Asia, and 6,421 in Africa.

By Khan Sophirom