Four Women Migrant Workers Return from Thailand with COVID-19

The Ministry of Health has identified four new cases of COVID-19, which involve Cambodian women who worked in Thailand and had just returned to the country. Photo from Battambang Provincial Health Department.

This brings to 26 the number of Cambodian workers infected during the outbreak in Thailand



PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health has identified four new cases of COVID-19, which involve Cambodian women who worked in Thailand and had just returned to the country.



According to a press release issued on Jan. 10 by the ministry, two of the women are residents of Battambang Province and are now under treatment at the Pailin Provincial Referral Hospital. They are 21 to 26 years old.



The two other women live in Banteay Meanchey Province and are now at the Battambang Provincial Referral Hospital. They are 26 and 29 years old.



The four women came back from Thailand on Jan. 5, 2021.



In its press release, the Ministry of Health said that six other women patients hospitalized for the coronavirus have since recovered and been discharged from the Pailin Provincial Referral Hospital. 



So far, 26 Cambodian migrant workers have contracted the coronavirus due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon Province in Thailand, according to the ministry.



These latest infections have brought the number of COVID-19 cases in Cambodia to 391 with 371 patients having recovered and 20 currently hospitalized. No death has been attributed to the disease in the country.



According to the Coronavirus Resource Center at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in United States, 89.57 million cases of COVID-19 have been identified worldwide as of Jan. 10, with the number of death due to the disease exceeding 1.9 million.      


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