Cambodia reports 21 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 33

An empty school is seen after it was closed as precaution against coronavirus in Phnom Penh, Cambodia March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Cindi Liu

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia reported 21 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, raising its tally to 33.

Twenty of those new cases, including three Malaysian nationals, had travelled to Malaysia for a ceremony at a mosque, the health ministry said in a statement.

Two others who had travelled to the same event tested positive for the virus in Cambodia over the weekend.

Reporting by Prak Chan Thull; Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Kim Coghill and Andrew Heavens

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