Phnom Penh, December 5 The community epidemic spread that first appeared in Cambodia is still spreading. In response, the government has made a series of adjustment measures in terms of entry policy and other aspects.
According to the Cambodian Ministry of Health on the 5th, the country reported 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the same day, of which 6 were community-borne cases. As of the morning of the same day, a total of 345 cases had been confirmed in Cambodia.
On November 28, a 56-year-old woman in Cambodia developed cold symptoms and tested positive for nucleic acid. Her husband, who is the director of the General Administration of Prisons of the Ministry of the Interior of Cambodia, and four other families, tested positive for nucleic acid. This is the first case of community transmission in Cambodia, which Cambodia officials refer to as the “11/28 community transmission incident”. From November 29 to December 4, the Ministry of Health has traced 10,100 contacts.
After the “Community Transmission Incident on November 28th”, confirmed cases appeared in many banks and shopping malls. In response, Cambodian departments have introduced measures, including school closures, closure of cultural and entertainment places, and the requisition of stadiums as sampling sites. According to the latest news, from December 12, Cambodia will suspend the guarantee exemption mechanism, and all immigration personnel must be centralized in quarantine medical observation for 14 days.
In addition, the Cambodian Ministry of Health will publish the details of confirmed patients. The Ministry of Health said that this move will help the Ministry of Health to quickly track contacts and effectively control the spread and spread of the epidemic.
Cambodian officials are still investigating the source of the community epidemic. The Cambodian Ministry of Health said that after foreign personnel entered Cambodia, they went out and walked around during quarantine and interacted with local Cambodian personnel, causing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community.