One year later: The first detection of Covid-19 in Cambodia

Exactly one year ago today, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) identified the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cambodia. A long history of detecting and preventing emerging and endemic infectious diseases along with a rapid response to the global concern over “pneumonia of unknown origin” allowed IPC to be ready to test for SARS-CoV-2 in mid-January.

One hundred thousand COVID-19 RT-PCR tests performed by the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) remains fully committed to working together with the Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19 in Cambodia. As of 26 October 2020, IPC has performed more than 100,000 (one hundred thousand) COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests by RT-PCR in the Virology Unit.

IPC webinar: Strengthening the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South-East Asia: Manila – Thursday, August 27, 2020

Within the framework of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre of Excellence Risk Mitigation Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), the CBRN South East Asia Regional Secretariat has launched the webinar series on COVID-19 to enable partner countries to share experiences and good practices related to the on-going crisis. In this forum, epidemiologists, clinicians, … Read more