Cambodia says all Covid-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's latest patient with the new coronavirus recovered and left the hospital, leaving the Southeast Asian country with zero cases, the health ministry said on Saturday, while urging continued surveillance.

The virus-related restrictions, including school closings and border entry controls and quarantines, were not included in the Ministry of Health statement.

Cambodia has reported 122 cases of the virus causing and no deaths from the disease since it emerged in China and began to spread worldwide, infecting more than 4.5 million and killing about 300,000 since January.

A 36-year-old woman from Banteay Meanchey province in north-western Cambodia was released from the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital Phnom Penh and was presented to the media in a live broadcast on Saturday, thanking the health authorities.

The last new case reported in Cambodia was on April 12. A total of 14,684 tests have been conducted since January, the ministry said.

Health Minister Mam Bunheng urged people to remain vigilant and take precautions, such as not meeting in large groups.

We believe that most of the cases, in general, are imported, so we must be careful with all the control points at the border, at the airports, in the ports, at the ground control points, Mam Bunheng told journalists.

People traveling from abroad must have a certificate confirming that they do not have Covid-19. Only then would we allow them to enter, and once they enter, they will be quarantined for another 14 days, he said.