Hun Sen in quarantine, 20 Covid deaths in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen went into 14-day quarantine on Saturday, as the country reported a one-day record of 20 deaths from Covid-19.

Authorities also said they had detected the first cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus in people arriving by land from Thailand, and urged people to be extra-vigilant.

Hun Sen said he had cancelled talks scheduled next week with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab after coming into contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

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