Cambodia extends Covid-19 restrictions by up to two weeks

Health authorities detect more Delta variant cases despite the rapid rollout of vaccinations.

Restrictions imposed by the Cambodian government and provincial authorities to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and in particular the Delta variant have been extended by up to two weeks but a “blockade” of provinces bordering Thailand could be eased within a week.

The announcement came despite continued falls in caseloads to less than 500 a day as the country’s rapid rollout of its vaccination program appears to be taking effect, with more than half the population receiving at least one jab.

To date, Cambodia has confirmed 83,384 cases of Covid-19 with 77,754 recoveries and 1,614 deaths, nearly all following a breach of quarantine on Feb. 20.

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