Cambodian lockdowns to end despite record pandemic numbers

Prime Minister Hun Sen invites football stars Messi and Neymar to visit the country.

Despite the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases remaining stubbornly high, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says lockdowns will end in two days as scheduled. However, harsh health measures imposed over the last month will remain in high-risk areas.

An “optimistic” Hun Sen made the announcement late May 2 and followed up by inviting international soccer stars Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. to visit Cambodia once the pandemic is over.

“We will only impose lockdown on any city or province that has a high risk of Covid-19 infection. Previously, we had no choice but to impose lockdowns to curb Covid-19 and save people’s lives,” the PM said, according to the government-friendly Fresh News service.

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