Phnom Penh (FN), Jul. 25 – The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Ministry of Health, has decided to temporarily suspend flights from Indonesia and Malaysia from 1 August 2020 until the situation of Covid-19 in both countries eased.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health in the evening of 25 July 2020, Prime Minister Hun Sen has agreed to suspend flights from Indonesia and Malaysia after observing that the transmission rate of passengers from both countries is high.

From 20 June 2020 to 25 July 2020, the Ministry of Health observed that passengers on flights from Malaysia and Indonesia have significantly contributed to the increases of Covid-19 cases in Cambodia.

At least 55 cases out of 108 were imported from Malaysia. Besides, Cambodia will celebrate many festivals from August and September, which requires extra vigilance to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health continues to call on all citizens to continue taking necessary precautionary measures to prevent the transmission from one person to another and to prevent the second wave of Covid-19.

As of 9 a.m of 25 July, Cambodia has confirmed 225 cases of Covid-19 cases. So far, 143 have recovered.