PM Extends Best Wishes to His Compatriots on New Year’s Day

AKP Phnom Penh, April 13, 2020 —

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended best wishes to his compatriots on the New Year’s Day, being held from April 13 to 16, and re-appealed for high attention to COVID-19 pandemic.

“On the occasion of the traditional New Year from April 13-16, 2020, I and my wife wish all Buddhist monks and compatriots, as well as the armed forces happiness, prosperity, good luck, and safety from all illnesses, including COVID-19,” wrote the Premier on his official Facebook page this morning.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen took the opportunity to once again thank all citizens and civil servants as well as workers for their understanding and contribution to the fight against COVID-19 by continuing to work on New Year’s Day.

The Prime Minister also called on them to follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health for their safety.

As of this morning, the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Cambodia was recorded at 122, including 51 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 5 British, 3 Chinese, 3 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, 2 Indonesians, 2 Canadians, and one Belgian.

Seventy-seven (77) patients, or 63.11 percent of the total cases, have been successfully cured. Of them, there were one Chinese, 4 British, one Belgian, 25 French, 10 Malaysians, and 36 Cambodians.

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.

By Khan Sophirom