No New COVID-19 Cases as British Man Recovers

A vendor carries fruits for sale in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2020. Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific region are expected to contract this year for the first time in nearly six decades, throwing millions of people into poverty, the Asian Development Bank said September 15. (Photo: AF)
  • Phoung Vantha
  • September 28, 2020 3:41 AM

As the government tracks down those who came into contact with a 70-year-old Hungarian man in Siem Reap, no new cases have been reported by the Health Ministry.

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health on Monday (Sept 28) announced that a British man has recovered from COVID-19 cases and no new cases have been discovered.

According to the ministry’s press release, the 54-year-old British man who recovered was a passenger who arrived in Cambodia on Sept. 11 after flying from the UK via the Netherlands and South Korea.

He has since tested negative for COVID-19 twice and was released from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, the ministry added.

As of Sept. 28, Cambodia has recorded a total of 276 COVID-19 cases with 275 patients having recovered and one is being treated at Siem Reap Provincial Hospital. The remaining active case is a 70-year-old Hungarian man who escaped from his quarantine on Sept. 26 after initially testing negative for the virus.

He has since tested positive for COVID-19 and authorities are now attempting to track down all those who came into contact with the Hungarian man.

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