Cambodia bans sports activities after spike in local Covid-19 cases

A woman pulls her cart loaded with recyclable materials along a street in Phnom Penh on March 8, 2021. - AFP

PHNOM PENH, March 8 (Xinhua): Cambodia on Monday ordered a temporary ban on all sports activities, as the kingdom has been enduring the third community Covid-19 outbreak since late last month.

"To prevent a large-scale community transmission of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) proposes a temporary suspension of all gyms, sports clubs and sports gatherings in Phnom Penh Municipality, Kandal and Preah Sihanouk provinces as well as other concerned provinces from now until further notice," MoEYS's Minister Hang Chuon Naron said in a statement.

The South-East Asian country has been sparing no effort to contain the third Covid-19 transmission in the community, which was detected on Feb. 20.

To stem the virus, the kingdom has closed down all schools, museums, cinemas, and arts performing venues in cities and provinces, where the virus has been detected.

Cambodia on Monday confirmed 24 more local Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infected people linked to the third community transmission to 501, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The new cases were found in Phnom Penh Municipality, Preah Sihanouk, Kandal, Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom provinces, MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

"They were all involved in the third community outbreak of Covid-19 on Feb. 20," she said.

Currently, the patients are undergoing treatment at various designated Covid-19 hospitals, she added. - Xinhua
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