Cambodian capital to end blanket COVID-19 lockdown despite surge

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered an end to a blanket lockdown in Phnom Penh, even as Cambodia reported a record 841 new coronavirus cases on Monday (May 3).

The Southeast Asian nation has recorded one of the world’s smallest COVID-19 caseloads, but infections have climbed from about 500 in late February to 15,361 now, with a total 106 deaths.

The prime minister said there would be only be lockdowns in areas where infections have surged.

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