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Cambodia rejects Vietnam’s news reports on imported COVID-19 cases from Cambodia

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Arrivals make health declarations at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Viet

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health has denied the news report published by VN Express saying that three Vietnamese nationals had been tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Cambodia.


The rejection was made Mrs. Or Vandine, Spokesperson and Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, stressing that this is a false news.

“For this case, they [the three Vietnamese nationals] could be infected with the virus in Vietnam,” added the spokesperson.

On Sept. 8, VN Express reported that three people, including a two-year-old boy, have been tested positive for the deadly virus for their second test on Sept. 7, after returning from Cambodia via Bavet-Mok Bai international border gate on Aug. 25-26.

Regarding the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia, there are in total 274 confirmed cases and they have all recovered successfully. The Kingdom has gone without new infection case for 11 days in a row. Lim Nary – AKP

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