Ratanakkiri records first Covid-19 cases

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Officers place barricades on a road leading to Ratanakkiri province. Ratanakkiri Provincial Administration

The novel coronavirus has now spread throughout the Kingdom with Ratanakkiri province recording its first cases on May 9.

According to an announcement by the provincial administration, the first two cases were detected through the Antigen Rapid Test kit for Covid-19 at the border with Stung Treng province.

The Covid-19 positive persons were identified as a driver of a transpiration company and a worker based in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district.

The two are being treated at a Covid-19 treatment centre in Trapaing Kraham high school in Kon Mom district’s Trapaing Kraham commune.

The provincial administration called on those who have had contact with the duo to have their specimens taken for testing and to self-quarantine.

As of May 10, Cambodia has recorded nearly 20,000 Covid-19 cases including 126 fatalities.