Cambodia urges fast action to avert coronavirus ‘tragedy’

Cambodian health authorities called on Thursday for urgent public action to slow the spread of the coronavirus and avert a health and economic tragedy, after the country reported a daily record 39 COVID-19 deaths.

One of the poorest countries in Asia, Cambodia last year had one of the world’s smallest coronavirus caseloads, but an outbreak detected in late February has seen cases jump from just a few hundred to 64,611, with 1,025 deaths.

Or Vandine, secretary of state and health ministry spokeswoman, said the country needs to act fast.

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