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Arriving passengers in Cambodia bring Cambodia’s COVID-19; Tally 141 with two new imported cases

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The returning passengers, two of whom were tested positive.

Two passengers who arrived in Phnom Penh from Malaysia on June 26 were tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 141.

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Thus the number of imported cases since the long lull from April 12 has climbed to 19, all of whom had arrived in Cambodia from abroad.

The ministry of Health made the announcement of the two new cases this morning. They are a 23 year old Male Cambodian from Krouch Chmar District, Thbong Khmum Province and a 15 year teenager from Deum Mean commune, Kandal Province. 

They both returned from Malaysia on a direct flight and arrived in Phnom Penh on Last Friday,  June 26. They are now hospitalised at Chak Angre Krom Health Centre in the capital.

The other passengers on the same flight tested negative have been put under 14 self-quarantine.

The total 141 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 69 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, five British, three Chinese, three Vietnamese, two Americans, three Indonesians, two Canadians, and one Belgian. Most of them are imported cases. 

Of the total patients, 129 or 91.49 percent have been cured successfully.

Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia. Khmer Times

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