Cambodia too hot for virus

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng said on Wednesday that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be transmitted between people, but it is unlikely it will spread here given Cambodia’s hot climate.

Speaking to The Post, Bun Heng said the coronavirus cannot survive in temperatures higher than 30C, and hence, people-to-people infections are unlikely here.

For the virus to spread in Cambodia, the person would have to come into very close contact with a carrier without wearing any protective gear.

“The virus lives in mucus. It can be transmitted from one person to another, so we still have to be careful,” he stressed, adding that no new incidents of infection have been reported in the Kingdom.

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