Ministry of Health Reports No New COVID-19 Cases, Three Cambodians Test Positive in Russia

Cambodia's Minister for Health, Mam Bun Heng, leads a press conference on April 20, 2020. Photo: ThmeyThmey.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • April 20, 2020 3:30 AM

This marks the eighth consecutive day where no new cases of the virus have been recorded in Cambodia.

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health reported on Monday that no new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been detected in Cambodia. The Minister of Health, Mam Bun Heng, added that two more patients have recuperated.

In his morning COVID-19 press conference, Bun Heng said that 107 patients have recovered, while a further 15 are still receiving treatment as of April 20.

On April 19 three Cambodian military trainees tested positive for COVID-19 in Russia, according to a statement from the Cambodian Embassy in Russia. 

The embassy said that three Cambodian military trainees had tested positive on 18 April, where it is believed they caught the virus while studying general medication at Saint Petersburg University in Russia. Currently, the three are receiving treatment in hospital and their condition is believed to be stable. 

Defence Minister General Tea Banh said that all students who are studying in other countries, have to maintain good hygiene and maintain social distancing and take consistent preventive measures during the spread of COVID-19.


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