The Cambodian government unanimously passed a new law that could see Cambodians facing up to twenty years in jail if they are found guilty of intentionally spreading the coronavirus and up to three years jail if they break quarantine orders reports RT.
Health Minister Mam Bunheng called the new law a way to “protect public health.”
Unlike other countries around the world, Cambodia is an outlier when it comes to Covid-19 infection rates. The Cambodian government has registered just 932 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic and have had zero Covid-19 deaths.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) “Imposing ridiculously harsh penalties for Covid-19 infractions goes against both public health and human rights principles,” HRW’s deputy Asia director Phil Robertson said in a statement.
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