Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 21 – Senior officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) have praised the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, head of the Royal Government of Cambodia, for making rapid responses to prevent the spread of COVID19 in the "November 3" event.

“Collective health is based on strong leadership and individual actions. I commend Cambodia for its decisive action to manage the cluster linked to the 3 November diplomatic visit, and the government’s leaders for modelling good public health practices,” Dr. Takeshi Kasai, WHO Director-General for the Western Pacific, wrote on his twitter.

Dr. Li Ailan, WHO Representative in Cambodia, also wrote on her Twitter congratulating Cambodia for managing the November 3 event well. She also mentioned that early detection, rapid response with target interventions are essential to the success.

It is worth noting that Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the people who had direct and indirect contacts with Hungarian delegation to do a 14- day self-isolation.

The government also ordered the temporary shutdowns of schools, KTV, club, cinema, and museum to curb the spread of COVID19.

All the 1,422 people related to 3 November were all tested negative for the fourth and final time on 18 November 2020. Only four people were tested negative. As of today, two patients have been fully recovered.

To date, Cambodia has confirmed 305 cases of COVID19 with 295 recoveries and no death.