Cambodia reports 24 more local COVID-19 cases

2021-03-02 08:05:30 GMT2021-03-02 16:05:30(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia confirmed 24 more local cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of infected people linked to the third community transmission to 340, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new cases were detected in the capital Phnom Penh and the southwestern Preah Sihanouk province, the statement said, adding that they were all related to the third community outbreak on Feb. 20.

The patients are currently undergoing treatment in designated COVID-19 hospitals, it said.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen last week called on all people involved in the outbreak to seek COVID-19 tests and go into a 14-day quarantine at their houses.

In a bid to contain the outbreak, schools, gyms and entertainment venues as well as dozens of businesses have been temporarily closed.

The Southeast Asian nation has so far recorded a total of 844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with zero deaths and 478 recoveries, the MoH said. Enditem