Siem Reap became the latest province to register a COVID-19 positive case in Cambodia.
The victim in Siem Reap is a 32-year-old Cambodian woman living in Prey Veng village, Samrong Ya commune, Puok district. She worked at the Jin Yin Thai Hotel in Sihanoukville and left the province on March 6, passing through Phnom Penh and arriving in Siem Reap on March 7.
It joins Prey Veng, Kandal, Sihanoukille, Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham, besides Phnom Penh to register COVID-19 positive cases.
Health Ministry officials said all cases are linked to the February 20 Community Event which broke out on the same date in Phnom Penh.
Only yesterday, Tuesday, 9 Mach did Khmer Times report that Siem Authorities had set up a road block and a check point in their province’s border with Kampong Thom to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their territory.
The checkpoint had been set up on National Road 6 on the borderline between Siem Reap’s Chi Kreng district and Kampong Thom’s Stoung district to conduct “preliminary health examination” on people entering and leaving both provinces.
“Freight and people can pass through normally without any restrictions, but the people need to have a primary health check, without the requirement for quarantine, except in suspicious cases,” Siem Reap governor Tea Seiha said.
Now more stringent checks and control are expected to be put into place immediately to contain the virus from further infecting others.
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