Health Ministry, WHO Warn of Possible Community Virus Transmission

While most of Cambodia’s Covid-19 infections have been linked to foreign travel, the Health Ministry and World Health Organization have warned that the country could face community transmission and localized outbreaks, especially if authorities are not able to trace the virus’s spread.

With a recent cluster of infections found to have been transmitted within Phnom Penh, the ministry cautioned on Monday that people should change their hygiene habits while Covid-19 cases in Cambodia were still mostly linked to foreigners and Cambodians returning home after being abroad.

Health Minister Mam Bunheng warned during a press conference that infection rates could increase, and the country could report its first deaths connected to Covid-19, if people do not take preventative health measures to limit the spread of infection.

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