Cambodia reports first Covid death as country battles new outbreak

The southeast Asian nation is now facing its most serious flare-up of the crisis.

Cambodia has reported its first death from Covid-19 as the nation battles a new outbreak which has infected hundreds.

The unnamed 50-year-old man died in hospital after being infected last month while working as a driver for a Chinese company in Sihanoukville, the Health Ministry said.

The nation of nearly 17 million and its south east Asian neighbours have won admiration for their success curbing the brunt of the coronavirus and keeping cases under control.

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