South Asia and Beyond

WHO Warns Cambodia On Covid Surge

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Cambodia has reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths.

“We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are struggling to control the virus. New cases occur every day and we are racing against the virus. Unless we can stop the outbreak, Cambodia’s health system is at high risk of being overwhelmed, which would have disastrous consequences,” said WHO Representative to Cambodia Li Ailan.

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Li commended a series of measures taken by the government including an inter-provincial travel ban and nighttime curfew to break the chain of transmission but she suggested that people stay home during the Khmer New Year holiday to minimise risks of infection.