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Publication | 25 January 2021

Cambodia - Food price update – December 2020

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has been rapidly evolving across the globe since the beginning of 2020. On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) categorized it as a global pandemic. There are more than 83 million confirmed cases and more than 1.8 million deaths worldwide (WHO, 31 December). In Cambodia, since the first reported case on 27 January, there have been a total of 383 cases and no deaths. A majority of cases were imported and there have been 41 cases from community transmission (MOH, 6 January 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the global economy. Trade and travel have been severely restricted, and many countries, including Cambodia and others across Asia, have instituted measures to contain the spread.