Two New Cases of COVID-19 Are Reported in Cambodia

Or Vandine, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health speaks during a press conference on COVID-19 situation in Phnom Penh.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • December 13, 2020 4:49 AM

Both patients came to the country on international flights

PHNOM PEHN--The Ministry of Health said on Dec. 13 that two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified. They both involve travelers arriving in the country on international flights.

The first patient is a 47-year-old Jordanian man who had arrived in Cambodia on Dec. 10 from Jordan via South Korea. The 76 other passengers who were on his flight tested negative for the coronavirus and have been put in 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels in Phnom Penh.

The second patient is a 32-year-old Cambodian man who returned to Cambodia from Mali on Dec.11. The 62 other passengers on his flight tested negative for COVID-19 and are now in 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels in Phnom Penh.

Both patients are under treatment at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control in Phnom Penh.

A total of 359 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Ministry of Health since the start of the pandemic. Among them, 52 persons are currently receiving treatment while the others have since recovered. No death has so far been attributed to the coronavirus in the country.

According to the Coronavirus Resource Center at the John Hopkins University of Medicine in United States, 71.65 million cases of COVID-19 had been identified worldwide as of Dec. 13, with the number of death due to the disease exceeding 1.6 million.      

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