Cambodian PM rules out lockdowns as Omicron soars

Authorities warn of patient numbers reaching four digits in coming weeks if people do not comply with health measures.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled out lockdowns in response to a surge in new cases of Covid-19 and health authorities warning of caseloads reaching “four digits” in the coming weeks.

Hun Sen reassured people that there will be “no city lockdown like in 2021 as the kingdom has achieved a high vaccination rate.”

He also announced that his daughter and five grandchildren had tested positive for the disease at the groundbreaking ceremony of a sewage treatment plant in Phnom Penh, the government-friendly Fresh News service reported.

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