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Four new cases of COVID-19 found among returning UN peacekeepers

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Cambodian peacekeepers deployed in Mali under the UN banner. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

The Ministry of Health this morning announced that four of the returning UN “blue helmet” peacekeepers who were previously stationed in Mali have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Health Ministry’s statement, three men aged 28, 37 and 47 are now receiving treatment Chak Angre Health Centre and a 29-year-old woman is receiving treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship hospital.

The ministry said the four are Cambodian UN peacekeepers, who returned to Cambodia with 74 other peacekeepers on July 10 after completing their mission in Mali.

The statement said the group had initially tested negative for the Coronavirus on arrival. However, after 13 days in quarantine at the Cambodian UN peacekeeper’s centre in Kampong Speu, they were tested again and the results came back positive.

This brings the total cases in the Kingdom to 202. Of the figure, 142 or 70.30 percent have recovered.

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