Prime Minister Hun Sen has once again appealed to the people to increase their vigilance in order to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 infections even though the number of confirmed cases in Cambodia is small.
The Cambodian Premier made the appeal in a message posted on his official Facebook.
Mr Hun Sen also quoted the figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has so far hit 217 countries around the world, with recorded positive cases of more than 5 million and death toll of over 300,000.
“Up to now, there has been no drugs proven to treat this deadly disease yet. Therefore, please wear facemasks and regularly wash your hands with alcohol- or gel-based sanitizers. Cover your mouth with Krama or tissue while coughing among a crowd of people such as at markets, restaurants, workplaces, etc.” the premier said, advising people to continue following the Ministry of Health’s instructions.
However, despite the prime minister’s repeated pleas, the masses have returned to their old norms of crowding markets, shops and other public places without social distancing while temperature checks have dwindled in many outlets and banks.
As of Thursday, there were only to active cases out of 124 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia after no new cases reported for nearly a week, of them 122 have been cured successfully.