Self-sanitation, the Best Way to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

Phnom Penh, March 06, 2020 –Permanent sanitation is the best way to protect ourselves from not only Covid-19, but also all types of disease.

The comment was reiterated by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, while presiding over the celebration of the 109th Women’s International Day held here at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning.

“Fear is not a good choice, the courageous choice is self-protection, self-sanitation,” underlined the Premier.

Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of Communicable Disease Control Department at the Ministry of Health and the ministry’s Spokesperson, told AKP that as of this morning, no new case of Covid-19 was found in Cambodia, after a 60-year-old Chinese man, tested positive in late January, has fully recovered and returned to his home country.

Regarding the four people, put under quarantine after having close contacts with a Japanese national who has been reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 after departed from Siem Reap province to Japan’s Nagoya, with a transit in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, are in good health and have no symptoms of concern.

The other 40 people, who had indirect contacts with the Japanese man, have been trailed for medical checkups.

“They have to stay away from others for 14 days. If there is any suspected sign or symptom, their specimens will be tested immediately by the Pasteur Institute Cambodia,” Dr. Ly Sovann said.

By C. Nika