Phnom Penh Residents Want Cambodians In China Evacuated

The Cambodian government has confirmed that 23 students were still in Wuhan, with around 80 other students returning to Cambodia during the Chinese New Year holiday.

Residents of Phnom Penh said on Friday that they were concerned about the health of Cambodians stranded in China, on account of the viral epidemic, and wanted the government to evacuate them from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

More than 17,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed across the world, with ever-increasing concerns over the health and economic impacts of the fast-spreading outbreak of viral pneumonia.

While multiple countries have moved fast to evacuate their citizens from China, especially Hubei province, where Wuhan city is located, Prime Minister Hun Sen remained defiant that Cambodians will not be evacuated.

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