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Covid-19 spreads in Kingdom, infects more children

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A man is inoculated with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh on March 10. Hong Menea

Covid-19 spreads in Kingdom, infects more children

The Ministry of Health on March 28 reported another 86 Covid-19 cases linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

Among them, two are Chinese and the rest are Cambodian.

Preah Sihanouk province recorded the most cases at 43, followed by the capital at 25; three each in Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng and Kratie; two each in Prey Veng, Kampong Cham, Kandal and Siem Reap; and one in Kep.

The Cambodian patients include 11 children aged 18 months to 15 years old.

Alarmed by the ongoing outbreak, WHO Representative to Cambodia Li Ailan reiterated call for constant vigilance.

"We are concerned. Covid-19 situation in Cambodia is not getting better before it is getting worse! I urge all individuals to seriously implement all the combined measures ... Wrong choices for none compliance mean the tragedy consequences of more deaths," she tweeted.

The health ministry also reported 34 recoveries, 29 of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of March 28, Cambodia had recorded a total of 2,233 Covid-19 cases – 1,708 of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak with 652 recoveries – with 1,054 receiving ongoing treatment and 10 confirmed deaths.

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