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Ministry deputy secretary-general recovers from COVID 19

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Ministry of Agriculture deputy secretary-general Sar Chetra who was infected during the November 3 incident has recovered from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said today.

He tested negative twice and was discharged from the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

Chetra tested positive on November 9 after coming into direct contact with Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto who tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Thailand after visiting Cambodia on November 3.

The ministry had announced on November 17 that a lawmaker and Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Suos Yara recovered from COVID-19 after coming into direct contact with Szijjarto.

Meawhile, the ministry said that a 59-year-old Cambodian man was found positive for COVID-19 after travelling from the US and transiting in South Korea before arriving in the Kingdom on November 19. He has been hospitalised in Chak Angre Health Centre.

59 other people who were on the same flight as him tested negative and were put in 14-day quarantine. Of them, 20 were quarantined at the air force centre, 36 in a hotel in Phnom Penh, and three in the US embassy in Phnom Penh, it said.

As of 7am today, Cambodia has found 305 people infected with COVID-19 nationwide, of whom 295 have recovered, the ministry said.

Eight patients are being treated at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, and two at Chak Angre Health Centre, it added.

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