February 28, 2022
PHNOM PENH – Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said Omicron cases are not showing any signs of decreasing, with daily transmission cases still growing at a disturbing rate.
Vandine said that as of February 24, the total number of community cases of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant found in the country stood at 7,382.
“This is an alarming number. If we all do not work together and implement preventive measures, that number will not remain at seven thousand and could easily reach five figures,” she warned.
Vandine said public participation was crucial in slowing the rapid spread of the virus, which has already spread across the country.
“We must join hands to reduce transmissions to the minimum levels possible. The most important thing is that our people continue to practise the three dos and don’ts guidelines and get vaccinated,” she said.
She reiterated her call for the public to avoid gathering in large crowds and for them to spend as little time as possible in enclosed spaces.
“I believe that our people will take part in implementing all of these measures, and together we will slow the spread of the virus,” she said.
Vandine also encouraged those who suspect they have contracted the virus to take a rapid test, which she said would let them know if they were positive and allow them to isolate themselves from their family and colleagues – one of the most important actions anyone who return a positive test could take.