Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's single-day infections alarmingly high

Cambodia's single-day infections alarmingly high

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A young boy has his sample taken for Covid-19 testing. Hean Rangsey

Cambodia's single-day infections alarmingly high

The Ministry of Health on April 15 reported another 344 Covid-19 cases, all but five of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

Among the five imported cases, four are Indonesian airline passengers who arrived via Singapore on April 13 and the other is a Cambodian returning migrant worker who arrived from Thailand on April 7.

The 339 cluster cases include seven Chinese nationals with the rest being Cambodian.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 243, followed by Svay Rieng at 71, Kandal at eight, Preah Sihanouk at six, Koh Kong at five, Takeo at three, Kratie at two and one in Siem Reap.

The ministry also reported 29 recoveries, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of April 14, Cambodia had recorded a total of 5,218 Covid-19 cases with 2,858 receiving ongoing treatment and 36 confirmed fatalities.


  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Tottenham Hotspur to wear ISF Cambodia logo on jerseys in match against Sheffield United

    Last year, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) – an NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Cambodia – made global headlines with its “socially distanced” football initiative. This year, a world-class football club – Tottenham Hotspur FC – will wear special edition jerseys to show their support for ISF

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential