Cambodians woke up this morning literally shell-shocked when news emerged from the Ministry of Health that the February 20 Community Event COVID-19  has risen drastically to 195 with 58 new cases detected last night.

In addition, there were seven new imported cases, making it a total of 65 new COVID-19 positive cases within the last 24 hours.

Of the 58 COVID-19 positive cases involving the February 20 Community Event, 41 were Chinese, nine Vietnamese, five Cambodians, one Korean, one Singaporean and one Japanese, according to the Ministry of Health.

There have now been 697 COVID-19 positive cases, of which 477 have been treated, while 217 are hospitalised for treatment.

The total 697 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 369 Cambodians, 191 Chinese, 45 French, 18 Indonesians, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 8 Vietnamese, 6 British, 5 Indians, 3 Canadians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 3 Japanese, 2 Nigerians, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, 1 Swiss, 1 Czech, and 2 Koreans, 1 Singaporean.

Many observers and analysts have urged the government to take over security of the quarantine centres throughout the country, especially in the capital city Phnom Penh.

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