Cambodia PM orders home treatment for Covid-19 patients as hospitals strain

Cambodia PM orders home treatment for Covid-19 patients as hospitals strain
Cambodia PM orders home treatment for Covid-19 patients as hospitals strain

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Cambodia had one of the world’s smallest coronavirus caseloads until six weeks ago. — Reuters pic

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PHNOM PENH, April 6 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered health officials today to prepare to treat coronavirus patients at home, as the country’s biggest Covid-19 outbreak so far tests the capacity of its fragile healthcare system.

Cambodia had one of the world’s smallest coronavirus caseloads until six weeks ago, but an outbreak in late February has led to its first 22 Covid-19 deaths and a five-fold jump in cases to 2,824.

A total of 1,794 patients are currently being treated in hospitals that are near capacity, Hun Sen said in an audio message shared widely today and reported by local media.

“We can’t accept all patients in case that cases increase further,” Hun Sen said.

“We have fewer people recovered and many people being admitted for treatment and even if we set up a few more hospitals, it is not enough,” he said.

“Keep those with mild cases of Covid-19 at home for treatment,” he added.

The health ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the home treatment plan.

The government has restricted travels between provinces and cities, banned large gatherings and imposed a nighttime curfew in the capital Phnom Penh for two weeks from April 1.

Cambodia has passed a law that prescribe long jail terms for serious violations of health measures.

It also requires people to scan Quick Response (QR) codes before entering establishments. The New York-based Human Rights Watch today said such logging of personal information would help the government’s surveillance practices, which it said were intrusive. — Reuters

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