Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 23 – Cambodia's Ministry of Health warned Tuesday that the new COVID19 variant is vicious and spreads faster than the previous variants.

Cambodia reported three cases of COVID19 new variant on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 23 February 2021.

The Kingdom has recently announced the third community transmission case, known as February 20 community event. It was detected on 20 February 2021 at N8 Club in Phnom Penh. As on 10 a.m today, the community cases have tallied to 99.

To curb COVID19 spread in the community, Cambodian top leader ordered to expel and ban from re-entering the Kingdom any foreigners who flee quarantine and fail to cooperate with Ministry of Health.

To date, Cambodia has confirmed 593 cases of COVID19 with 475 recoveries and no death.