Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 20 announced an end to the Kingdom’s third coronavirus outbreak – dubbed the “February 20 community event”, marking the date it was first detected.
The announcement came as Cambodia reported zero Covid-19 death for the first time in months.
In a special audio address to the nation, Hun Sen said that in the last 10 months since the February 20 outbreak, Cambodia has recorded over100,000 Covid-19 cases with 3,005 deaths.
“This is the first time in 10 months that Cambodia has zero death with just seven new infections,” he said, adding that this represented a huge drop compared to the hundreds of new infections and dozens of deaths recorded previously.
The prime minister, however, stopped short of regarding this as a major success, saying many people have lost their lives to the disease.
While noting that Cambodia has at least managed to avert a tragedy, the premier called on the public to continue practising preventive measures as the government strives to procure more vaccines for the population.