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180 quarantined over contacts with coronavirus-infected people

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Medical workers take samples from people suspected of contracting COVID-19 in Kampong Cham province. Fresh News

Nearly 180 people have been quarantined in Kampong Cham and Preah Sihanouk provinces after having contacts with seven Malaysians and two French nationals who tested positive for COVID-19.

Preah Sihanouk provincial hall spokesman Kheang Phearom said today that the authorities have quarantined a total of 37 people, including 34 French nationals and three Cambodians at a hotel in Sihanouville for 14 days.

He said that the quarantine is applied after they had contacts with two French tourists aged 67 and 80 who had arrived in Sihanoukville on March 18. The Health Ministry confirmed that the two contracted the virus on Saturday night.

Additionally, 150 people in Kampong Cham have also been quarantined in Kang Meas district after they had direct and indirect contacts with seven Malaysian nationals who tested positive for the virus on March 19 and 20, according to Provincial hall spokesman Chea Krouch.

Mr Krouch said that specimens of the 40 people who had direct contact with the infected were sent to the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia.

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