Cambodia reports one more imported Covid-19 case, 125 in total


  • Cambodia
  • Saturday, 30 May 2020

A vendor shows sachets of hair shampoo to a customer from a shop that has been marked off to allow for social distancing, as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 in Phnom Penh. Cambodia said on Saturday (May 30) that one more person was tested positive for the Covid-19 for a 125 total. - AFP

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Saturday (May 30) that one more person was tested positive for the Covid-19 (coronavirus), raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 125.

The new patient is a 26-year-old Cambodian man, who is among a group of nine persons returning to Cambodia on Thursday by a mini-bus from southernmost Thailand's Yala province, where they took part in a religious training session, said a MoH's statement.

They entered Cambodia through the O Bey Chorn Checkpoint in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province, the statement added.

"Currently, the new patient is undergoing treatment at an isolation ward in the Mongkul Borei Cambodia-Japan Friendship Hospital in Banteay Meanchey province," MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

His eight fellow friends and a driver have gone into a 14-day quarantine, she added.

Besides the new infection, the South-East Asian country saw a Covid-19 patient recovered and discharged from hospital on Friday, bringing the tally of patients cured in the kingdom to 123, the spokeswoman said. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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