Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) tripled in one day in Cambodia.
The government banned all religious gatherings as most of the confirmed visited Malaysia for an Islamic religious event.
According to local media, including the Khmer Times of Wednesday (the 18th), Cambodia’s Ministry of Health announced that 21 people were confirmed with COVID-19 the previous day, and the cumulative number of cases increased from 12 to 33.
Twenty of the newly confirmed people were either Cambodian citizens or Malaysians who returned after attending an event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 29th.
On Wednesday two Malaysians were confirmed, raising the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 35.
79 Cambodians attended the Malaysian event, and 50 Malaysians reportedly entered Cambodia on the 11th to participate in the religious event scheduled to take place in Kampot Province in southern Cambodia.
In Vietnam, a 36-year-old man who had been to Malaysia from February 27 to March 4, was confirmed with COVID-19, raising the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 67.
Source: Yunhap News
Ref: Asia Times
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:26)
Although Cambodia has been a Buddhist country, those who could not find truth in Buddhism are converting to Islam. Some of these Cambodian Muslims went to Malaysia to serve a false god and were infected with COVID-19.
We pray that all of people in Cambodia may come to know Jesus, the only truth. We pray that the Cambodians will stand up as people who serve the Lord, the truth, not wasting their life to try to earn salvation with their efforts!
The Bible says where Jesus is, His servants also will be. May the Cambodians not go to a place to serve a false god but be restored as people who follow and serve Jesus, the truth!
We lift the Cambodian church before You. At thiis time when worship is banned, may the church stand up with the faith of Daniel and hold on to Your promise, leading Cambodians and all nations to the Lord!
Cambodia shall be restored as the precious people of the Lord!