The recent 21-day lockdown of Sihanoukvillle enabled the authorities to detect a total of 2,571 Covid-19 cases, with 155 having recovered during the period, according to Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun.
“Although we have yet to completely control the outbreak, the Covid-19 test positivity rate in high-risk areas has dropped from an initial 20 per cent to just one per cent as of May 13,” Chamroeun said while seeing off 155 troops who had been sent from Brigade 31 to help enforce lockdown in the province.
“This is a success of the measure. If we had not imposed the lockdown, the positivity rate would have been higher than 20 per cent,” he said.
Chamrouen instructed the local authorities to continue implementing health measures introduced by the government including the "three preventions and three don’ts".