French Cambodian is latest confirmed Covid-19 case in country


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PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Sunday (June 7) that one more person was tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus), bringing the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 126.

The new patient is a 30-year-old French-Cambodian man, who returned to the capital city Phnom Penh on May 24 from France, with a connecting flight in South Korea, the MoH said in a statement.

Upon his arrival, the man had been tested negative for the virus and then, he had gone into a 14-day self-quarantine at home, the statement added.

Doctors took his samples for the second test at the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia on the 13th day of the self-quarantine period, and the result showed on June 6 was positive, MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said.

Currently, the man is undergoing treatment at an isolation ward in the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, she added.

Vandine said the country has so far recorded a total of 126 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 123 patients cured and three remained in hospital. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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