Cambodian Scholars Appeal to Public to Calm Down and Apply Preventive Measures

COVID-19 detected cases in Cambodia saw a sharp increase this week, anyway Cambodian scholars have called on the public to remain calm and apply preventive measures as recommended by the Ministry of Health.

The only way to overcome this crisis is to work together, Dr. Chheang Vannarith, President of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) shared his comments to AKP this morning.

"We need to prove the strength of humanity and the power of love. No one should be left behind in this fight against COVID-19. We need to take care of those who are infected or vulnerable to be infected. We need to ensure the safety and a sense of security for all,” he said.

“We need to support and motivate our medical staff who work around the clock to save people’s life. We need to protect ourselves and our community from being exposed to the virus. We should stay united and act calmly, such as avoiding buying panic," he underlined.

According to Dr. Chheang Vannarith, COVID-19 pandemic is testing the leadership and institutional capacity of the Cambodian government as well as the social capital and resilience of Cambodian people. The legitimacy of the government is at stake too.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press