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Cambodia’s fall out from Hungarian Foreign Minister’s visit – 889 tested and more tests expected

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A signing ceremony with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, witnessed by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministe. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Health has continued to track down and test those who had had direct or indirect contact with the infected Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade who visited Cambodia on Nov. 3.

Up to now, a total of tested 889 people have negative COVID-19 results, said the ministry, recommending them to continue their quarantine at their respective homes and to conduct three more tests – on Nov. 9, 14, and 18.

The number tested continued to rise as initially, 628 people, who believed they came into direct or indirect contact, tested for the virus on Wednesday, 5 November and none were found to be positive.

This increased to 840 on Friday when the Ministry announced that more people were detected from contact tracing and again, none of the additional people were found to be positive.

The number tested now stands at 889 as of Saturday 830am.

Among those tested were the Prime Minister and spouse, bodyguards and other family members, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFAIC), personnel from MFAIC and journalists.

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