Health Spokesperson: No Sign of COVID-19 Community Transmission Yet

AKP Phnom Penh, August 23, 2020 —

There is no sign of COVID-19 transmission in the community in Cambodia during the recent New Year break compensation, H.E. Ms. Or Vandine, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health told AKP this morning.

“This is a good news. Anyway, I’d like to appeal to people to keep their high vigilance and continue implementing the preventive measures of the Ministry of Health as the virus has not yet left Cambodia,” she underlined.

According to the ministry’s observation, she added, there has no community transmission in Cambodia yet.

Cambodia reported no new COVID-19 case for seven days in a row. As of this morning, the total confirmed cases in Kingdom remained at 273, of them 263 or 96.34 percent have recovered.

The 10 remaining patients are in good health, pointed out H.E. Ms. Or Vandine, stressing that no one has worrying symptoms.

The spokesperson took the opportunity to thank all her compatriots for their participation in carrying out the preventive measures, and the local authorities, armed forces, especially medical practitioners for being on alert against any possible community transmission.

During the five-day holiday allowed by the Royal Government to compensate the Khmer New Year holiday in mid-April, postponed in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1.45 million tourists, of them 14,148 international visitors, toured the country.

By C. Nika