The announcement brings an end to a three-week lockdown in two cities, which was extended by seven days last week and also saw the introduction of a three-color zone system.
The government has shut down public markets across Phnom Penh, including in “red zones,” with the government taking on the responsibility of selling food and providing food donations.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered the deployment of military medical officers and soldiers to administer and manage a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Phnom Penh residents living in “red zones.”
Authorities have put Phnom Penh and the nearby town of Takhmau under lockdown until May 5, while all markets were shut in the capital on Saturday.
The Communist Party’s mouthpiece Nhan Dan published in Vietnamese on Sunday that the imported cases were from Cambodia.
Earlier this week, the government also turned another wedding venue Koh Pich Convention & Exhibition Centre into a field hospital housing about 1,800 beds.
The government last Wednesday enforced a 14-day lockdown in Phnom Penh and Takhmau due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
Mao Ayuth was also a secretary of state at the Information Ministry.
There has been an explosion of COVID-19 cases in Cambodia, centered in Phnom Penh’s garment factories and public markets.
With the vaccination campaign still at an early stage, the Health Ministry reported 178 news cases on Wednesday, including 145 plus two deaths in Phnom Penh.
The Cambodian government lashed out at the United Nations' criticism that its approach to mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus was breaching people’s right to privacy.
Two clusters have emerged in Phnom Penh: one at the popular Orussey Market and the other at Din Han Enterprise, a Taiwanese-owned factory.