𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐔𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭'𝐬 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-19


According to a notification issued by the Minister of Health of Cambodia on March 17, 2019 to the Ministry of Cults and Religion and the municipal and provincial governors throughout the country that after receiving a recommendation from the Prime Minister Hun Sen, all religious gatherings around the country will be closed temporarily to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The letter also states that the moratorium must continue until the pandemic is completely relieved.

Senior Christian leader, Rev. Heng Cheng, who is also the Advisor to the Ministry of Cults and Religion, wrote on his Facebook page that Christians must join our government in the fight against this disease.

On March 18, the Ministry of Health'sCenter for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)​ announced a total of 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia, with most of the new infection are being Muslims who joined Masjid Sri Petaling, a religious gathering in Malaysia. The coronavirus had spread widely in Malaysia in recent weeks. Rev. Heng Cheng also appealed to Cambodian Christians to encourage those who are infected with coronavirus that are being isolated to be cured. He also stressed that fear can outweigh any infection if we can't control it.

According to a new study published in the Daily Mail yesterday, an infectious disease expert at the University of Queensland, Australia, has announced that they have discovered two existing drugs that can be used to treat and eliminate coronavirus from the patient's body. Among those drugs is Chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug and anti-HIV drug lopinavir / ritonavir. After testing the patient, the results were reported to be very good to be and able to "eradicate coronavirus" in patients with COVID-19.

UPDATE: 18.03.2020

(The Light Times Magazine)


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