Covid-19 Cases Rise to 35, Over 20 Linked to Malaysia Gathering

Cambodia confirmed two new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number of infections to 35, including 22 Cambodians and 13 foreign nationals, a Health Ministry official said.

Nineteen Cambodians and three Malaysians who have tested positive for the respiratory disease had recently attended a Muslim religious gathering in Malaysia, the Health Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Some 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners from dozens of countries, attended the gathering from February 27 to March 1 at the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

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