One American Man Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Arrival to Cambodia

Or Vandine, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health speaks during a press conference on COVID-19 situation in Phnom Penh.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • November 17, 2020 4:22 AM

The new imported case of the virus has seen 164 fellow passengers enter into a 14-day quarantine while two Cambodians recovered and were discharged from hospital, including an official who came into contact with the Hungarian Foreign Minister.

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health announced on Nov. 17 that one new case of COVID-19 has been identified and that two patients have made recoveries.

The latest case is an American man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon his arrival in the country. 

The 65-year-old arrived in Cambodia on Nov. 15 on a flight via Taiwan and is now being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The other 164 passengers on his flight have tested negative for COVID-19 and are now undergoing a 14-day quarantine, the ministry said.

Meanwhile two patients have recovered from the virus and have been released from hospital following two consecutive tests that both came back negative.

Cambodian People’s Party Parliamentarian Sous Yara, one of the officials infected following the Hungarian Foreign Minister’s visit on Nov. 3 and a 31-year-old Cambodian woman who have traveled from Japan were both discharged from hospital today.

As of Nov. 17, Cambodia’s total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 303, with 12 people currently being treated while all others have recovered.


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