According to a press release from the Ministry of Health issued yesterday morning, Cambodia has detected a COVID-19 (C-19) case, bringing the total number to 130.
It is a 66-year-old Cambodia-American who travelled from the United States to Phnom Penh on June 21. He was placed under a 14-day self-quarantine. However, on June 22, he tested positive for the virus.
He is now admitted at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh for medical treatment.
Or Vandine, Ministry spokeswoman, said yesterday the flight on which the Cambodia-American man was on had a total of 112 passengers; 41 women and 71 men comprising of 89 Cambodians and 23 foreigners.
“All passengers who tested negative for the virus are being quarantined for 14 days. Those who can afford it have checked into a hotel in Phnom Penh while the rest are being housed at Chumpouvoan quarantine centre,” she said.
“There are three patients in Khmer-Soviet Friendship’s hospital, including the two Cambodian men who returned from Indonesia and Malaysia respectively and the current case of the Cambodian-American national who travelled from the United States.”
Since the first reported case in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the coronavius has been detected in 13 provinces and the capital.
All the cases after April 12 were imported, comprising Cambodians returning from abroad.
The government warned citizens not to forget to protect themselves against the disease and continue to be vigilant. It also urged people to continue practicing measures to prevent the spread of the virus. It warned a second wave could occur if guidelines are not followed.
The 130 confirmed cases include 59 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, five British, three Chinese, three Vietnamese, two Americans, two Indonesians, two Canadians and one Belgian. Of them, 127 or 97.69 percent have been cured successfully.
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