Kandal Prison COVID outbreak surges to 369

The COVID outbreak in Kandal Provincial Prison continues to surge with 369 prisoners and staff now reported to have contracted the deadly virus

The outbreak began on May 25, with 103 inmates and three prison officials initially infected.

On the 26th of May, The Director General of the General Department of Prisons, Mr. Chhem Savuth, said that cases of COVID-19 infection among inmates and prison officials “…are not widespread and can be controlled. Currently, we are doing more research, there is no problem, we can stop this.”

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