Cambodia’s Covid numbers drop after altering testing strategy

A sharp drop in the daily number of Covid-19 cases has been recorded in Cambodia following a change in testing strategy coinciding with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s message that Cambodians must learn to live with the pandemic and accept a high death rate.

According to Voice of Democracy (VoD), Hun Sen sent an audio message to his officials last week about “learning to live with Covid-19” by ending widespread rapid testing.

Hun Sen said only people who show symptoms should be tested, a policy that would amount to an apparent end to contact tracing.

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