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Cambodia’s February 20 Community Event rises to 47 cases

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Armed security in one of the barricaded areas to strictly enforce the lockdown. KT/ Pann Rachana

The COVID-19 cluster on N8 Club, Casa Meridian and 11 other spots – linked to a group of travellers who absconded from quarantine –  has seen 15 new positive cases of COVID-19. In addition, there has been one imported case and a local case raising the total tally to 533 cases.

Of the 17 positive cases reported, 15 of them are connected to the “February 20 Community Event”. They include 14 Chinese nationals and a Vietnamese national aged between 24 and 41 years old.

The other two positive cases involves an imported case in which a 43-year-old Czech woman arriving in Cambodia on February 7th from the Czech Republic via South Korea tested positive.

The other positive case involves a 47-year-old Cambodian migrant worker returning from Thailand on February 18th

The new patients have been admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital and Chak Angre Health Centre in Phnom Penh, and Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

The 533 confirmed cases now include: 347 Cambodians, 64 Chinese, 45 French, 18 Indonesians, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 6 British, 5 Indians, 5 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 2 Nigerians, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, 1 Swiss, 1 Chilean, and 1 Czech.

At the same time, three COVID-19 patients have recovered; the total number of cured cases in the Kingdom has increased to 473 with no fatalities. The new cured patients are a Nigerian and a Chinese nationals and a Cambodian migrant worker from Thailand.

They have been discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.

The Ministry of Health took the opportunity to call on those connected to the Feb. 20 Community Event to do COVID-19 tests at Chak Angre Health Centre.

With this, the February 20 Community Event has recorded 47 positive cases as of 8am this morning.

Meanwhile the migrant workers cluster has increased to 90.

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