Cambodia Says Man Coming from Philippines Tests Positive for COVID-19

Cambodia says man coming from Philippines tests positive for COVID-19. Photo from Battambang Provincial Health Department.
  • Xinhua
  • January 31, 2021 7:56 AM

PHNOM PENH--An Indonesian man tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival to Cambodia from the Philippines, said a Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH) statement on Sunday.

The 29-year-old man landed in capital Phnom Penh on Friday from the Philippines via a connecting flight in South Korea, the statement said.

"The result of his samples' test showed that the man was positive for the COVID-19, and he is currently undergoing treatment at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control," MoH secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

 The remaining 119 passengers on the same flight have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various designated quarantine facilities in the capital, she added.

 The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 465 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with zero deaths and 443 recoveries, Vandine said.

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