Cambodia confirms first local Omicron transmission

Cambodia has reported its first community transmission of Covid-19 Omicron variant from a Phnom Penh resident, the health ministry said.

The 23-year-old man was confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test conducted by the Pasteur institute in Cambodia on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement.

The man tested for the virus while he had looked after his ill cousin at a hospital in Phnom Penh, the ministry said, adding that his cousin, who came to Cambodia from Australia on Dec. 27, had also tested positive for the Omicron variant.

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