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Cambodia to set up more labs for COVID-19 tests

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Prime Minister Hun Sen. Supplied

Cambodia will have more laboratories to test for COVID-19 in major provinces of the Kingdom such as Sihanoukville, Siem Reap and Battambang.


Prime Minister Hun Sen, during a Council of Ministers meeting, said yesterday the Ministry of Health has to put in more effort to establish COVID-19-testing facilities in other provinces on top of the laboratory centre in Phnom Penh.


He added the relevant ministries and sub-national administrations must continue working to fight against COVID-19 to prevent the spread of the disease in the community.


Mr Hun Sen also urged officials to continue to implement and take strong health measures in tourism spots, especially during the upcoming holidays to maintain the well-being of the people.


In line with the COVID-19 prevention efforts, the Ministry of Health yesterday released a statement to remind the public about hygiene measures against the pandemic during the Khmer New Year replacement holidays. The measures include wearing masks while using public transportation and visiting public places, frequent hand -washing , and practicing social distancing.

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