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A line of people waiting at the Covid-19 testing center at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh on December 8, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Crowds Pack Covid-19 Testing Centers in Phnom Penh

Since last week, 34 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in a local cluster tied to the country’s prisons director. Health authorities called on people to return for their second tests on Monday and Tuesday, but crowded testing centers had some worrying about the risk of contagion.

A Bank of China branch located in Canadia Tower is closed on December 3, 2020 due to a Covid-19 scare. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Family, Fashion Store Worker Test Positive for Covid-19

Four new Covid-19 cases in the local “November 28” cluster were announced Friday, with the Health Ministry saying that according to its analysis the cluster is unrelated to the visit of Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto last month.

Aeon Mall I in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district in 2015 (Wikimedia Commons)

Prisons Head, 5 Relatives Test Positive for Covid-19, Aeon Mall Closed

UPDATED 5:45 p.m. — The country’s prisons director, his wife and four of their family members have tested positive for Covid-19 with the source of their infection unknown, and Phnom Penh’s Aeon Mall I has been temporarily closed following a visit by the director’s wife, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning.