Cambodia reports 2 new imported COVID-19 cases, 141 in total

Members of a family wear face masks, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as they ride their motorcycle along a street in Phnom Penh on April 28, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Sunday confirmed two new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 141, according to a Health Ministry's press statement.



The latest cases are two Cambodian males, aged 15 and 23 years old, the statement said, adding that both travelled to Cambodia from Malaysia via a direct flight on Friday.



"They were tested positive for COVID-19 (on Saturday) and are currently undergoing treatment at the Chak Angre Health Center in southern Phnom Penh," Health Ministry's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.



She added that other 105 passengers including 103 Cambodians and two Malaysians have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various quarantine centers.



The Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 141 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, with 129 patients cured and 12 remained hospitalized, said Vandine.


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