Phnom Penh (VNA)Cambodian authorities on December 10 decided to close a number of resorts and hotels in Mondulkiri and Kratie provinces to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mondulkiri Governor Svay Sam Eang ordered the closure of Relax Hi Resort in Sen Monorom city after the visit by a COVID-19 patient.

In a letter to the owner of the resort, Sam Eang said a guest named Ith Komal, 35, who lives in Phnom Penh, went shopping at Zando on November 27. He tested positive for the virus on December 8.

The resort will stay closed until December 24.

Meanwhile, authorities of Kratie province also ordered Champa Pich hotel to close on the same day after tracing found that he stayed at the hotel on December 1.

All 62 staff of the hotel have been quarantined at the hotel before being tested for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

As of December 10, the Cambodia’s Ministry of Health reported 356 COVID-19 infections cases.

Earlier, at the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit held via video conference on December 9, Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that his country aims to vaccinate 10 million people against COVID-19 in the first phase. He also called on all parties to share experience in using COVID-19 vaccine./.