Cambodian PM Urges All Involved People with Feb. 20 Event to Get Tested for COVID-19
AKP Phnom Penh, February 22, 2021 --
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has re-appealed to those involved with the Feb. 20 Community Event, including taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, to get tested for COVID-19 immediately and be in 14-day quarantine.
The Feb-20 Community event is much more serious than the Nov. 3 and Nov. 28 Community events last year, as locally-transmitted cases continue to be detected and within only three days, nearly 100 new confirmed cases were reported, while there are still a lot of samples to be tested, said Samdech Techo Hun Sen in a voice message released this evening.
The Ministry of Health and Phnom Penh authorities have called on taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, who used to transport guests at the 23 locations where the new COVID-19 cases have been detected, to do the COVID-19 tests at the National Olympic Stadium.
Those who went to the above locations between Feb. 6 and 20, 2021 or other related people are required to be honest, open and to volunteer to get tested at the Chak Ang-re Health Centre in Phnom Penh and be quarantined for 14 days.
Today, Cambodia recorded 35 new positive cases of COVID-19, of which 31 are locally transmitted and the rest are passengers from abroad, according to the Ministry of Health.
The new cases include 22 Chinese, 12 Cambodians, and 1 Korean aged between 11 and 71 years old.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom reached 568 as of this morning, of which 475 have recovered with no fatal case.
By Heng Panha