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COVID-19: PM proud of Cambodia’s health screening efforts

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng, the front line ministry tackling the Covid pandemic at the Khmer Soviet Friendship hospital, the primary facility to treat Covid-19 Victims. Photo: Khmer Soviet Hospital Face Book Page

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed his pride in the Kingdom’s health screening measure in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even though Cambodia is not a developed country, we have done our best to strengthen the health screening of passengers in and out the country at all border checkpoints, both at land borders and the airports by sticking to the instructions of the Ministry of Health,” wrote the Premier on his Facebook page Saturday.

He added that COVID-19 remains the most dangerous pandemic and no drugs have been proven to treat this disease yet. Today (Saturday), he pointed out, the World Health Organisation has reported over 9.47 million confirmed cases around the world, including 484,249 deaths.

The Premier re-appealed to the people to continue taking care of their health by maintaining good personal hygiene and following the preventive measures of the Ministry of Health in order to avoid COVID-19 and other transmitted diseases.

Cambodia has some extremely stringent measures in place to prevent the spread of the pandemic, especially imported cases since after April 12, all cases registered, 17 up to this morning 6am, were imported cases, bringing the tally to 139 from 122 on April 12.

Among the measures imposed are mandatory tests for Covid-19 on arriving passengers, quarantine for all passengers from a flight if one passenger has been tested positive, a $50,000 insurance policy, $3,000 cash deposit to cover medical expenses and other measures. Heng Panha/AKP/Khmer Times

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