Cambodia Reports One New Case of COVID-19

A student walks through a disinfectant-sprayer at the Bak Touk High School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 7, 2020. Photo Sovannara/Xinhua
  • Torn Chanritheara
  • October 21, 2020 3:52 AM

A passenger flying from Poland via South Korea has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Oct. 19.

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health on Wednesday (Oct.21) reported another imported COVID-19 case.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said a passenger flew from Poland via South Korea before arriving in Cambodia on Oct. 19 where they tested positive. The patient is now receiving treatment at Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The ministry went on to say that the other 54 passengers who flew with the 47-years-old patient have all tested negative for the virus, but have since been placed into quarantine at various locations throughout the capital.

The latest case brings total confirmed case in Cambodia to 286 with 280 having made a full recovery from COVID-19.

During an address to people affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey Province, Prime Minister Hun Sen maintained that Cambodia still has no local transmission as all confirmed cases were Cambodian and foreigners travel into the countries. He also expressed confidence that Cambodia will overcome the pandemic. 




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