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Stranded Cambodians in India and Pakistan arrived home today

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Cambodian returnees waiting to board the plane in Malaysia. Supplied

A group of 39 Cambodians, who had been stranded in India and Pakistan due to the pandemic, arrived safely in Cambodia today via Malaysia Airlines Flight MH754.

According to Koy Koung, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, most of the returnees are students and those who sought medical treatment in both countries. All passengers boarded the flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 9am and arrived in Cambodia an hour later.

Per the Ministry of Health regulations, the passengers will be tested for the virus and placed under a 14-day quarantine in the capital before being allowed to return home, where they will have to self-quarantine for another two weeks.

As of this morning, India, the second most populated country in the world, reported 1.58 million cases of COVID-19 infections and 671 thousand deaths while Pakistan recorded 277,000 cases with 5,924 deaths. Meanwhile, Cambodia has a total of 234 COVID-19 cases, 164 of whom have recovered, with no deaths.

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