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PM declares end to Feb community outbreak

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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. Hong Menea

PM declares end to Feb community outbreak

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.

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