Cambodia registers 29 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 1,817

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 1,817 so far, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The new infections included 27 local cases and two imported cases. The local cases included 22 in capital Phnom Penh, three in Koh Kong province, and one each in Kandal and Tboung Khmum provinces, the statement said.

The imported cases were detected in a 30-year-old Indonesian man and a 47-year-old Filipino woman travelling to Cambodia on Monday from their countries via a connecting flight in Singapore, it added.

MoH’s secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine has said that staying home was the best choice for now during this time of active virus circulation, urging people in Phnom Penh to avoid unnecessary travel to provinces and vice versa.

The Southeast Asian nation has been enduring the third wave of community COVID-19 outbreak since February 20, with at least 1,293 people infected so far.

Medical personnel wear personal protective equipment as they prepare to send a man who tested positive for the COVID-19 to the hospital in Phnom Penh. PHOTO: AFP