Cambodia reports 262 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed 262 new COVID-19 cases and two more fatalities in the past 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Of the new cases, 232 were found in capital Phnom Penh, 12 in Preah Sihanouk province, four in Kandal province, two each in Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Pursat, Siem Reap and Takeo provinces, and one each in Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng and Tboung Khmum provinces, the statement said.

The new deceased patients included a 77-year-old man living in Phnom Penh and a 65-year-old man residing in Kampong Speu province, it added.

MoH’s Secretary Of State and spokeswoman Or Vandine yesterday renewed her calls on people to strictly follow health safety guidelines after the kingdom imposed a two-week lockdown in Phnom Penh and its neighbouring Ta Khmau city on April 15-28. “We must act together to fight COVID-19 virus for a better tomorrow, a better year, and a better future,” she said. “Stay safe, stay home.”

A vendor wearing mask in front of the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PHOTO: XINHUA