Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 21 — Cambodia’s Ministry of Health has called on the public to stop spreading fake news on COVID19 found on bats in Cambodia in 2010.
Health Ministry Spokesperson Or Vandine said the ministry will hold a press conference “Clarification from Lab on COVID19” on 23 February 2021.
Or Vandine denied fake news, which said that COVID19 was found on bats in Cambodia by Pasteur Laboratory of Cambodia since 2010.
She clarified that the virus found on bats in Cambodia is not COVID19, just a similar virus.
“News about COVID19 found in bats is misleading and confusing. To counter misleading news, the ministry will hold a press conference to clarify this issue on 23 February at 9 am at the Ministry of Health,” she said.
As of 21 February 2021, Cambodia has reported 533 cases of COVID19 with 473 recoveries and no death.