Iran Included in Cambodia’s COVID-19 Entry Ban List

Cambodia has put Iran on its entry ban list which includes Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and United States, said the Ministry of Health in a press release made public this morning.

Recently, it pointed out, Cambodia has found COVID-19 confirmed cases on foreigners of different nationalities, which requires an urgent preventive measure against the imported COVID-19 cases into the country.

"Therefore, the Ministry of Health would like to take a measure of banning the entry of foreign nationals from Iran for 30 days, starting from Mar. 18, 2020, in addition to those from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and the U.S., already announced on Mar. 14, 2020," underlined the same source.

According to a report of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the COVID-19 pandemic has been hitting 117 countries around the world.

There are currently seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in Cambodia - a Cambodian man, a Chinese tourist, three British tourists, a Canadian man, and a Belgian man. The Chinese man has been successfully cured and returned to his home country.

According to Dr. Ly Sovann, a Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, the six infected foreigners are imported cases, while the Cambodian case was in direct contact with a Japanese infected man. So far, there is no sign of community transmission in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press