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Nine days of NO COVID-19 run ends with two new infections, involving returning Cambodians

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In bound passengers have led to a gradual increase in COVID-19 cases in Cambodia with toll now 285. Supplied

Another run of no COVID-19 positive victims in Cambodia ended today when two Cambodians were tested positive.

The two, a couple from Kompong Thom province had returned to Cambodia from Iraq via Qatar and Seoul on Sunday, October 18 and found to be COVID-19 positive in Monday, October 19.

They are a male aged 33 and his wife aged 32. They are currently admitted to the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital for treatment.

With this two new cases, Cambodia’s total number of COVID-19 positive cases has risen to 285, of whom 280 have been successfully treated and discharged while five, including these latest two, are classified as active cases.

The total confirmed cases in the Kingdom thus remains at 283. They include 178 Cambodians, 43 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 9 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 2 Indians, 1 Kazakhstani, and 1 Hungarian.

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Ministry of Health continue to urge people to take as much precautions as possible, especially in proper hand sanitization and social distancing, which may be a tall order during the floods which is sweeping across the country.

Up to 38,000 flood victims have been evacuated from the inundation, increasing the risk of close contact and being exposed to water borne diseases and others which may increase their susceptibility to the virus.

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