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Cambodia COVID-19 migrant workers cluster infection increases to 22, tally now 386

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Migrant workers arrive from Thailand at O'Smach International Border checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province on Monday. GDI

Yet another returning Cambodian migrant worker has been tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, bringing this cluster number to 22 and 387 in total number of positive cases.


The  new case of COVID-19 involves  a Cambodian migrant worker, aged  24 and  returning from Thailand. He lives in Mongkul Borei district, Banteay.

Meanchey province. He arrived in Cambodia on Jan. 4 and now was admitted to Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning announced that three more patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cured cases to 365.

According to the ministry’s press release, two of the new recovered cases are Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand and the other one is a 36-year-old Cambodian-American woman coming from the U.S. via China (Taiwan). They all have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice.

The tally thus rose to 387, including 265 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 10 Indonesians, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 1 Japanese.

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