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Do not ban flights from China because of coronavirus, says PM

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Prime Minster Hun Sen speaks to reporters during a press conference at Peace Palace. KT/ Siv Channa

Prime Minister Hun Sen said today that the Kingdom will not ban flights from China despite the Novel Coronavirus because it could affect tourism industry.

Speaking to reporters during a press conference at the Peace Palace to address the public’s concerns over Novel Coronavirus, Mr Hun Sen said critics should not try to scare people about the virus.

“Please continue our cooperation with China. Do not ban flights from China. Do not ban China’s sea transportation, and do not ban Chinese tourists,” he said. “Do not evacuate Cambodian diplomats from China.”

“Please don’t frighten Chinse people,” Mr Hun Sen said. “We are working to help them. We help treat Chinese citizens who are staying in Cambodia.”

On Monday, the Health Ministry announced that the first case of Novel Coronavirus was detected on a 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, who is now being quarantined at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital.

Cambodia Airports confirmed recently that all flights between the country’s three international airports from and to Wuhan have been suspended.

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