Cambodia bars entry from five countries as COVID-19 cases increase

Cambodia has banned entry of visitors from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The 30-day ban on “foreigners” will come into effect on Mar 17, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday as Cambodia recorded two new cases, bringing its tally to seven.

“The Kingdom of Cambodia has subsequently detected the COVID-19 virus on different foreign nationals, which requires immediate measures to prevent the spread and importation of the COVID-19 virus into Cambodia,” Minister of Health Mam Bunheng said in the statement.

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