Cambodian returnees from United States and South Korea test positive for Covid-19

PHNOM PENH, Feb 7 (Xinhua): Two Cambodian returnees tested positive for COVID-19 after having been in quarantine for two weeks since their arrivals in the country, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement on Sunday.

The new cases were detected on a 78-year-old woman returning from the United States via a connecting flight in South Korea and a 43-year-old woman coming back from South Korea, the statement said, adding that both arrived in Cambodia on Jan. 24.

Upon their arrivals, they tested negative for the virus and had been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a quarantine facility in Phnom Penh, MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

"On the 13th day of quarantine, their samples were taken for the second test and the results showed that they turned out to be positive for the COVID-19," the spokeswoman said.

Currently, one patient is undergoing treatment at Chak Angre Health Center and the other at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control in Phnom Penh, she added.

The South-East Asian nation has so far recorded a total of 474 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with zero deaths and 454 recoveries, Vandine said. - Xinhua
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