Coronavirus: Cambodia cases spike, travellers from countries including US and Italy banned

Cambodia’s relaxed approach to the global spread of the novel coronavirus has taken a dramatic turn, with its number of cases almost tripling from the weekend. Phnom Penh on Wednesday announced there were 37 confirmed cases in the country, up from 12 on Sunday. Most of them are foreign nationals or locals who had recently travelled overseas, with at least 24 having at the end of last month attended a gathering at a Kuala Lumpur mosque, which has been linked to more than 400 cases in Malaysia.