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Cambodia is Flattening its Curve. When Will We?

There are currently zero active coronavirus cases in the country.
by Leandre Grecia
May 17, 2020
Photo/s: Paul Szewczyk (from Unsplash)

 The COVID-19 situation continues around the world. As of this writing, Johns Hopkins University’s tracker reports over 4.6 million confirmed coronavirus cases globally.

In the United States alone, the number of confirmed cases has grown to over 1.46 million, accounting for more than a quarter of the world's total tally.

In some smaller countries, however, the situation is improving. Cambodia, for example, has conducted 14,684 tests so far, and it has reported 122 cases with zero deaths since the pandemic began. Its last reported new case was on April 12. Now, the Cambodian government has officially announced that all of its COVID-19 patients have recovered.

According to a report by Al Jazeera, a 36-year-old woman from the province of Banteay Meanchey was released from the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh. This means that there are currently zero active coronavirus cases in the country.

Nevertheless, the Cambodian ministry remains alert, saying that there will be no ease of restrictions in the country. Schools will stay closed, and safety measures at checkpoints as well as its borders will remain stringent.

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"We think that most of the cases, generally, are imported, so we must be careful with all checkpoints at the border, at airports, at ports, at land checkpoints"” said health minister Mam Bunheng. "People who travel from abroad must have a certificate confirming that they don't have COVID-19. Only then would we allow them in, and once they are in, they will be quarantined for another 14 days."