Evacuating Cambodians From China Would Hurt Relations, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said Cambodia would not evacuate its citizens from China, as some other countries have begun or promised due to an outbreak of a new viral strain there, to avoid harming bilateral relations and the Cambodian economy.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first detected in late December in China’s Wuhan, has spread to some 15 other countries and killed more than 100 people in China, where the majority of the more than 6,000 cases confirmed globally have been reported, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cambodia confirmed its first and only case of the virus on Monday: Chinese national Jia Jianhua, who flew from Wuhan to Sihanoukville on January 23, the day that China suspended flights from the city, officials have said.

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