Hundreds of youths at Banteay Meanchey drug rehabilitation center test positive for COVID-19

Police and military police are deployed at the Chivith Thmey Phnom Bak Center in Banteay Meanchey province to crack down on protesting patients demanding to be treated at home after having tested positive for COVID-19. Photos posted on Banteay Meanchey provincial administration's Facebook page on August 18, 2021.

More than 600 people who have been undergoing treatment for drug addiction at Banteay Meanchey’s Chivith Thmey (“New Life”) Phnom Bak Center in Serei Sophorn City have tested positive for COVID-19 since August 16. Twenty samples from the center reportedly tested by the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh also confirmed the presence of the more contagious Delta variant.