Cambodia’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be under control with cases still being detected but in single digit number.
Today, the Ministry of Health reported another two cases of COVID-19 positive on a 34-year-old Cambodian male who had returned to Cambodia from Pakistan via Malaysia on last month and the second is a 42-year-old Kazakhstan female who entered Cambodia on August 3 via Seoul, South Korea.
Cambodia banned temporarily, flights from Malaysia and Indonesia when double digit infections were detected in July. The ban took effect on August 1 and it is not yet known when the ban will be lifted although entry requirements into Cambodia have been eased considerably.
Indonesia is also another country on the flight ban list. There are few airlines serving Cambodia at the moment and most international passengers are depending on Korea as a transit point to enter Cambodia due to transit being banned in almost all other destinations from where flights to Cambodia still continue to be mounted.
The Ministry also reported that while positive cases increased, so too did the number of recoveries with another two recoveries after being tested negative twice. One is a 60-year-old Cambodian female.
The other is a US female who was receiving treatment within the US Embassy compound. The two recoveries bring the total recovered to 202.