May 15, 2021

Cambodia Bans Frozen Meat Imports From India Over COVID-19

PHNOM PENH, May 2 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia yesterday imposed a ban on the imports of frozen meat and meat products from India, in further efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, said Kun Nhim, director-general of Cambodia’s Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE).
The ban took effect immediately and until further notice, he said in a statement, adding that, the temporary suspension came after India reported a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases.
Nhim also advised customs officials to spray disinfectant on transport vehicles and the outer packaging of other products that have been sourced from India.
Earlier this week, Cambodia also banned travellers from India, in order to prevent the spread of the more infectious COVID-19 virus variant, B1617.
India is suffering from a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. India yesterday logged 401,993 new COVID-19 cases, in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 19,164,969, with 211,853 deaths.– NNN-AKP

Source: NAM News Network

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