Virus Outbreak Hits Chinese Community In Cambodia
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Sat 20th February 2021 | 01:50 PM
An outbreak of coronavirus has hit the Chinese expat community in Cambodia, the country's Premier Hun Sen said Saturday, a setback in the Southeast Asian nation's otherwise successful containment efforts
Phnom Penh, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Feb, 2021 ) :An outbreak of coronavirus has hit the Chinese expat community in Cambodia, the country's Premier Hun Sen said Saturday, a setback in the Southeast Asian nation's otherwise successful containment efforts.
The kingdom has so far fared well in tackling the virus and life in the capital Phnom Penh has largely returned to normal.
"Those found positive today are all Chinese." The increasing presence of Chinese businesses across the kingdom has heightened anti-Chinese sentiment among some Cambodians, and Hun Sen urged people not to discriminate against Chinese nationals because of the latest outbreak.
Early in the pandemic many countries closed their borders to China, where the virus was first detected, but Hun Sen refused to follow suit and even travelled to Beijing to meet with leader Xi Jinping last February in a show of solidarity.
He urged residents to wear masks and practise social distancing.
The infections were sourced to a nightclub, now closed, and authorities are contact-tracing to track down any other cases, the prime minister said.
Much of Phnom Penh will remain open -- including schools.