Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people to protect themselves from the Covid-19 outbreak, speaking at a graduation ceremony on Monday at the National Institute of Education.

“I call on individuals and each family to protect themselves. Being afraid is not a good choice, but having the courage of protecting oneself is the best choice,” he said.

"Any disease can be transmitted through poor hygiene," he added.

The premier also appealed for no discriminations against victims of Covid-19. He called on people to implement measures put forward by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, particularly improved hand and house sanitation.

As of 2 March 2020, Ministry of Health reports zero case of Coronavirus on Cambodians.