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COVID-19: Cambodia Detects 7 Cases of B.1.617-2 Variant

AKP Phnom Penh, Ministry of Health has announced the detection of B.1.617-2 (Delta) variant on seven passengers arriving in Cambodia.According to the ministry’s announcement released this morning, the seven cases – four women and three men aged between…

AKP Phnom Penh, Ministry of Health has announced the detection of B.1.617-2 (Delta) variant on seven passengers arriving in Cambodia.

According to the ministry's announcement released this morning, the seven cases - four women and three men aged between 19 and 47 years old - are all Cambodians returning from Thailand.

Two of them were found in Oddar Meanchey province, two in Siem Reap province, and one each in Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham and Kampot provinces, it pointed out.

The Ministry of Health called on the citizens to keep high vigilance and to strictly implement the "3 Dos, 3 Don'ts" measure, follow the quarantine principle, avoid gatherings, and not to leave home if unnecessary, as well as to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

B.1.617-2 (Delta) variant, which spreads more easily than other variants, has been found in at least 60 countries around the world.

As of yesterday, Cambodia's tally of COVID-19 rose to 41,581, of them 1,617 were imported. A total of 35,940 have been recovered with 394 deaths registered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press