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Cambodia’s COVID-19 cases rises to 306 with a Cambodian returnee testing positive

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The passengers arrive at the Phnom Penh International Airport. KT

A Cambodian man returning from Japan tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the accumulated number of infections to 306.

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The Health Ministry said in a statement issued today that a Cambodian man, 27, from Prey Veng province was diagnosed with the virus on the fourth test on the 13th day of his quarantine after returning from Japan via South Korea flight on October 26.

 

He has received medical treatment at the hospital in Phnom Penh.

 

It said on the flight, a Cambodian man tested positive for the virus upon his arrival on October 26.

 

Other 34 passengers who flew with them had tested negative for the virus at that time, and they are continuing another 14-day quarantine in Phnom Penh, the statement said.

 

In total, Cambodia’s infections stand at 306 cases, with 295 recoveries and 11 active cases.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) also congratulated the Kingdom for being ranked among the top nations with the best COVID-19 containment and impact management.

 

Dr Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for Western Pacific, said on Twitter Friday that collective health is based on strong leadership and individual actions.

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