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Venues with 1,800 beds set for Covid patients

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Beds at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, which has recently been turned into a Covid-19 treatment facility in Phnom Penh. Hun Manet Page

Venues with 1,800 beds set for Covid patients

Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest son Hun Manet, who is also deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, said that in 80 hours his working group had prepared 1,800 beds at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, which has recently been turned into a Covid-19 treatment facility in Phnom Penh.

In a Facebook post on April 13, Manet said the government needed to prepare such facilities to the best of its ability amid a sudden, huge surge in transmission cases, especially in Phnom Penh, before beginning home treatment for patients with mild symptoms at a larger scale.

«The working group worked tirelessly day and night to get Koh Pich venues ready to accommodate patients in 80 hours," he said.

«I thank the management of the OCIC [Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation] for letting the government borrow the venues for use as a Covid-19 treatment facility at no cost."

Manet urged the public to constantly practise preventive measures amid the ongoing community outbreak.

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