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Over 100 lawmakers and officials go into quarantine involving ‘Nov 29 community incident’

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National Assembly has the plenary session on November 25. National Assembly

More than 100 lawmakers and National Assembly officials have gone into quarantine after coming in direct and indirect contact with the November 28 community transmission incident.

According to National Assembly’s Secretary General Leng Peng Long’s letter sent to Health Minister Mam Bun Heng on Monday, lawmaker Loy Sophat was found to have come in direct contact with Lieutenant General Chhem Savuth, director general of the Interior Ministry’s General department of prisons, who tested positive for COVID-19.

Peng Long said that Sophat took part in the NA’s plenary session on November 25 and attended by 116 lawmakers, National Assembly and government officials.

He said 31 lawmakers and officials were considered as having “medium risk”, including National Assembly President Heng Samrin, first vice-president Nguon Nhel and second vice-president Khuon Sudary.

He said 35 other officials were considered as having “low risk.”

Peng Long also asked the Ministry of Health to set up the testing venue to have their samples taken.

He told Khmer Times that their specimens are being tested, with some showing negative for the virus for the first round.

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