Three Cambodian peacekeepers who have been fulfilling their mission in Mali have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the tally to six in the country.
Major General Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman for Cambodia’s National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, said today that three Cambodian peacekeepers who worked for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit stationed in Tombouctous town, Mali, tested positive for COVID-19 weeks ago.
“We have just received the report from the UN. They are all men,” Ms Malinda said. “Now they have got better and they no longer receive medical treatment but they remain under quarantine till May 25.”
“They are waiting for result of the second test to ensure they are free from COVID-19,” she said.
“Our Blue Helmets officers travelled from one to another area so they contracted the virus from other foreign forces,” she said.
Last month, three Cambodian peacekeepers working for an engineering unit in Mali also tested positive for COVID-19. They were a 28-year-old woman, and two men aged 24 and 49.
The trio fully recovered from COVID-19, according to Ms Malinda.
“The three recovered but they remain under quarantine till May 25,” she said.
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