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Cambodia locks down as cases rise


PHNOM PENH: Spiraling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia “on the brink of death”, Premier Hun Sen has warned, as the country imposed lockdowns in the capital Phnom Penh and a nearby city.

Authoritie­s said last week that hospitals in Phnom Penh were running out of beds while Hun Sen threatened quarantine-breakers with jail time.

Phnom Penh and adjacent city Ta Khmau were placed under lockdown for two weeks on Wednesday, effectivel­y halting the movement of more than two million people.

“Please, my people,join your efforts to end this dangerous event,” said Hun Sen. “We are on the brink of death. If we don’t join hands together, we will head to real death.”

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