Pandemic surges across Cambodia’s countryside

Markets are closed as authorities fear the spread of the Delta variant of the contagion.

The number of Covid-19 cases is surging near record levels in Cambodia as the pandemic stretches out across the countryside, with markets, prisons, factories and the Delta variant providing the biggest headaches for authorities.

The seven-day average caseload remains at an all-time high, above 900, while to date 55,187 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded with 47,386 recoveries and 748 deaths. Of the 7,801 active cases, about 600 were considered mild with patients treated at home.

“We must act urgently, act responsibly together. The current Covid-19 tools and measures help confront new challenges, if implemented effectively,” Li Ailan, World Health Organization representative to Cambodia, warned on social media.

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