Cambodia imposes harsh laws as Covid numbers spike

Worst day yet with more than 100 pandemic cases confirmed in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodia has recorded its worst pandemic day yet with 105 Covid-19 cases confirmed as the government imposes harsher measures in an attempt to curb the spread of the potentially deadly disease.

On-the-spot fines have been imposed for not carrying and not wearing masks, domestic travel has been severely restricted with major highways closed and large swathes of suburban Phnom Penh shut down.

The Health Ministry said 105 new cases of Covid-19 had been reported with 88 patients recovered. Cambodian, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese nationals made up the cases from Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces and Phnom Penh. They were aged 4-71.

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