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Covid-19 community transmission cases rise to 23

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The Canadia Tower on Preah Monivong Blvd was temporarily closed on December 3 as a preventative measure, after a staff member of the Bank of China located in the tower tested positive for Covid-19. Hong Menea

Covid-19 community transmission cases rise to 23

The Ministry of Health on December 4 confirmed four more cases of Covid-19 linked to the "November 28 community event", bringing the total local transmission cases to 23.

One of the four is a 39-year-old Cambodian man living in the Lim Chheang Hak residential community in Veal Sbov commune, in Phnom Penh's Chhbar Ampov district. The man, who works at the DEAM computer shop on Sihanouk Blvd in the capital, is the in-law of a 23-year-old Cambodian man who tested positive for Covid-19 on December 2.

The second case is a 32-year-old Cambodian woman who is the wife of the 39-year-old and the cousin of the 23-year-old.

The third case is the couple's three-year-old son.

The fourth case is a 22-year-old Cambodian staffer at the Pedro footwear and accessories store on Sihanouk Blvd in Phnom Penh. He was in direct contact with a Covid-19-infected woman who went shopping there.

The four are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship hospital.

In a press release, the ministry said from November 29 to December 3, a total of 9,793 people had tested for Covid-19 in relation to the November 28 community event. It said the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge is continuing to test more samples from those who were involved in the November 28 community event.

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