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Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

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A screenshot of Prime Minister Hun Sen's special audio addresses to the nation late on June 28. SPM

Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

After 52 days of zero new Covid-19 cases, Cambodia has now detected new infections, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

In his special audio address to the nation late on June 28, Hun Sen said the new cases were detected on people who had undergone PCR tests to get certificates for travelling abroad. He noted that some of the cases were found in the community and some on inbound travellers, while others were detected via rapid tests.

“I appeal to all compatriots to remain vigilant and strictly adhere to preventive measures to prevent the virus spreading to their family, community, or at their institutions,” he said, also calling on all health authorities to take measures to prevent a potential large-scale outbreak.

The premier urged people who still have not received booster shots to do so when it is their turn to prevent a recurrence in the country. He also called on the public to wear face masks and practise other preventive measures.

“I would like to declare again that our country has started to detect Covid-19 cases again after we have reported zero new cases for 52 days,” he said.

As of the morning of June 28, Cambodia recorded a total of 136,262 Covid-19 cases with 133,206 recoveries and 3,056 fatalities.

It was not immediately clear how many cases were detected late on June 28.

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