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Covid-19 cases rise to Seven in Cambodia

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Health Minister Mam Bun Heng speaking at the press conference in Phnom Penh last month.  KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Ministry of Health today has confirmed two new cases of Covid-19 in the capital and is looking for those who came in direct contact with the two patients for testing.

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In a statement issued this evening, the ministry said the two men, 49-year-old Canadian and 33-year-old Belgian are not tourists from the Viking Cruise Journey.

The ministry said both men are now being hospitalised at Khmer-Soviet Hospital.

“The ministry is now searching for people who had direct and indirect contacts with these two men,” it said.

The ministry also noted that two other foreign nationals, a British and a Chinese, who were earlier found exhibiting elevated temperatures of over 38 degrees, tested negative for the virus.

“However, these two with their two friends are now advised for self-monitoring,” the ministry said.

Cambodia has, with these two cases, thus has so far confirmed there are are seven cases of Covid-19.

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