Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all ministry officials who came in direct and indirect contact with infected Lieutenant General Chhem Savuth to go into quarantine as mass testing is being conducted at the ministry.
Lt Gen Savuth, director general of the ministry’s prisons department, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 on Saturday.
In his audio message today, Kheng assigned two Ministry Secretaries of State Pao Ham Phan and Sak Setha to ask all officials to have their samples tested at the ministry.
Kheng said he is going into self-isolation for 14 days after meeting with infected Lt Gen Savuth during a meeting on Tuesday in which dozens of officials attended, including Justice Minister Keut Rith and National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun.
Lt Gen Savuth’s family, including his wife and four others tested positive for the COVID-19.