Another two females were tested positive for COVID-19 in the capital Sunday. Both are spouses of Ministry of Interior officials who had been exposed to the Director General of the Prisons Department.
According to information obtained from the Ministry of Health, one of the two is a housewife and is married to an official of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior, while the other, a bank employee, is the wife of the Deputy Director of the Directorate General of Prisons.
This brings the total number of community spread cases to eight while tests have been carried out on more than 3,000 people from Aeon 1, Ministry of Interior, Prisons, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, AIS, a private school in Takhmau and other venues.
Ministry sources said the husbands of both women had tested negative in the first tests but were quarantined to await up to three further tests.
Additionally, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, who is also Ministry of Interior, Justice Minister Koeut Rith, Environment Minister Say Sam Al and several Interior Ministry Secretaries of State all returned negative results for COVID-19 in the first of several tests.