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26 Cambodian migrant workers infected by COVID-19, 4 new cases in the cluster, total tally now 391

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Workers returning from Thailand going into quarantine after their arrival in Cambodia. GDI

After the November 28 Community Incident which saw 41 Cambodians being infected with the COVID-19 virus, a new danger has emerged from fleeing Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand.

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26 of the thousands of fleeing migrant workers have been tested positive for COVID-19.

The latest four cases involve a 24-year-old female who arrived from Cambodia on December 30, 2020 from Thailand;  another 31-year-old female who returned to Cambodia on December 30, 2020; a  35-year-old  woman who traveled from Thailand to Cambodia on December 30, 2020 and a 28-year-old .

All four of the infected patients are from Stung Karch Commune, Sala Krao District, Pailin Province.

They all have been admitted to Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

The 391 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 269 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.

Meanwhile, six patients have recovered, bringing the total number of cured cases to 371. They are all Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand. They have been allowed to be discharged from Pailin Provincial Referral Hospital after being tested negative twice consecutively.

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