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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia: Live Update

This post gives you a live-update and timeline of the outbreak COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus). According to WHO, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Below, you’ll find the timeline of the latest news (with external links to trusted news sources only) development as the Covid-19 virus infection continues to unfold in Cambodia.

How Cambodians are socially distancing

A report from Google: https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_KH_Mobility_Report_en.pdf

Covid-19 outbreak tracker with data from Cambodian ministry of health: https://covid19-map.cdcmoh.gov.kh/

Also: #Covid19KH for all the latest tweets

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By Night LanternOwn work, data from The Cambodia Daily, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Photo of luxury cruise ship Westerdam docking in Sihanoukville port by Victory Photo Studio

17 March 2020

Coronavirus: Cambodia reports 12 new cases, mostly visitors to Malaysia religious event

Cambodia’s ministry of health announced that The Great Duke (formally the Intercontinental), a hotel that recently closed in Phnom Penh, will be converted into a hospital for those people who infected with COVID-19.

Cambodia coronavirus cases double to 24

Cambodia reported 12 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, doubling its tally to 24.Of the new cases, 11 were people who had travelled to Malaysia for a religious event at a mosque, a statement from the Ministry of Health said.

16 March 2020

CDC: Most of COVID-confirmed Cases in Cambodia Are Imported Cases

15 March 2020

French infant among four new coronavirus cases in Cambodia

Cambodia reported four new cases of coronavirus including in a four-month-old French boy and two people who had traveled to Malaysia for a religious ceremony, the Ministry of Health said late Sunday.The baby is the son of a French man who traveled from Paris via Singapore to Phnom Penh and tested positive for the virus earlier on Sunday, the ministry said. His wife tested negative.

‘We’re not being quarantined. We’re being detained.’ Americans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic

14 March 2020

Cambodia Bans Entry From Five Countries, Records Two New Virus Cases

Cambodia has banned entry of foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and United States for 30 days effective March 17th, as Phnom Penh recorded two more cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday.

13 Mar 2020

Cambodia bars entry by water transport

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport issued an announcement on Friday to suspend the entry of travellers through waterways to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

March 12, 2020

Three Britons have coronavirus on cruise on Cambodia’s Mekong

Cambodia has found three British nationals infected with the coronavirus on a tourist boat on the Mekong River, bringing its tally of cases to five, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

07 March 2020

First Cambodian diagnosed with virus (Patient one of four exposed in Siem Reap to Japanese man who has also travelled to Thailand)

05 March 2020

Cambodian Health Officials Quarantine 44 to Monitor For Possible Coronavirus

04 March 2020

What It’s Like to Come Home to the Stigma of Coronavirus

03 March 2020

Cambodian Health Minister Reiterates No New Coronavirus Cases, Public Apprehension Grows

February 28, 2020

A Silent Epidemic? Experts Fear the Coronavirus Is Spreading Undetected in Southeast Asia

23 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

22 Feb 2020

Malaysia says American coronavirus case from Westerdam cruise ship now tests negative for virus

21 Feb 2020

Feature: “Cambodia, we owe you a debt of gratitude”: Westerdam ship passengers

20 Feb 2020

Back Home in Oregon, U.S. Man Says He Flouted Request to Remain in Cambodia After Westerdam Passenger’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

Confusion in Cambodia amid questions over virus on cruise ship

Malaysia declares woman from ship docked in Cambodia virus free amid anger over Hun Sen decision to welcome passengers.

18 Feb 2020

Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus.News over the weekend that an 83-year-old American woman who was on the ship and flew from Cambodia to Malaysia was found to be carrying the virus froze further movement of the passengers and crew of the Westerdam. Some are in hotels in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, while others are still aboard the ship.

Cambodia’s coronavirus complacency may exact global toll

17 Feb 2020

Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

After a cruise ship docked in Cambodia, passengers streamed off the ship, maskless, and fears are rising that the country could become a vector of transmission.

Cambodia Tests Hundreds on Cruise for Coronavirus

Cambodian health officials are testing hundreds of travelers and crew who are still on a cruise ship after an American passenger, who was allowed to disembark last week, tested positive for the coronavirus.

2 Singaporean passengers who were on board Westerdam quarantined here

The cruise ship had docked in Cambodia on Thursday after spending nearly two weeks at sea.

It had been turned away by Japan, Taiwan Guam, the Philippines and Thailand over fears that passengers could be carrying the novel coronavirus.

February 15, 2020

American Passenger on Westerdam Cruise Contracted Coronavirus

An 83-year-old American passenger of the luxury cruise ship Westerdam was diagnosed with the coronavirus a day after more than 2,200 passengers and crew disembarked in Cambodia after being turned away by five other ports.

14 Feb 2020

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus

Blood tests taken from some passengers, who were unwell when ship arrived in Cambodian waters on Thursday, tested negative.

February 06, 2020

China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Hun Sen’s “special visit” to China was a high-profile show of support for Beijing’s handling of the outbreak.

28 January 2020

Ministry of Health responds to first positive case of new coronavirus

JANUARY 27, 2020

Cambodia confirms first case of coronavirus -health minister


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