Cambodia finds first case of Omicron variant of COVID-19


Cambodia has detected its first case of OMICRON variant of COVID-19 on a 23-year-old Cambodian woman who returned from work in Ghana.

This is according to the press release (below) of the Ministry of Health last night.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the 23-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Omicron was born in Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province. She flew from Ghana to Dubai and then from Dubai to Thailand before flying from Thailand to Cambodia.

The woman is reported to be 15 weeks pregnant and had arrived in Cambodia on the 12th of December.

With the discovery of the first case of the Omicron variant, the Ministry of Health has called on people to be very careful by implementing “3 do not 3 protection” measures consistently.

The urgency of being fully vaccinated and also getting the third booster dose has now become even more pressing and urgent.

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