Cambodia to Close Land-Based Casinos as More Residents Contract COVID-19

All legal casinos in Cambodia will be shuttered indefinitely starting Thursday due to risk from the coronavirus outbreak. New cases of the potentially fatal illness include a man who worked in an unidentified casino.

The East Asian nation reported on Monday there were four new patients with COVID-19. Officially, there are 107 cases of coronavirus in Cambodia, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Some 21 patients recovered from the virus since January, the ministry claims.

One of the four new cases is a 30-year-old man. He worked in a casino and karaoke club located in Banteay Meanchey Province, Reuters News Agency reported.

The province is in the northwestern part of Cambodia, close to Thailand. The province has several casino resorts, according to Tripadvisor.

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