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Three imported cases bring Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally to 456

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The Ministry of Health has announced that while no cases of migrant workers being tested positive for COVID-19 was detected yesterday, there were however three imported cases.

They involve two Cambodians who returned from the United States and one from Nigeria.

The two Cambodians are  66-year-old woman from  Sangkat Phsar Depot 1, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, who arrived in Cambodia on 20 January, 2021 via Singapore and another passenger on the same flight,  a 70-year-old male from the same area.

They were tested positive by the  National Institute of Public Health of the Ministry of Health  and are currently being treated at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Tuberculosis Control.

There were a total of 47 passengers on board the flight, including the two infected patients.  The other 45  passengers  have tested negative for the first test and are undergoing 14 days mandatory quarantine at two separate hotels in the capital.

The third imported case involves a 31-year-old Nigerian male who had entered Cambodia on the same day, 20 January, 2021 but via a flight from South Korea.

He is currently being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

The remaining 82 passengers on the said flight have been quarantined in two separate hotels for 14 days, awaiting their second test.

With these three new cases, Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 456 confirmed cases include 329 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 13 Indonesians, 12 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Nigerian and 1 Jordanian.

Of them, 81 are Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand.

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