COVID-19: Four New Imported Cases Reported

Cambodia has detected four new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the tally thus rose to 483, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release this morning.

According to the source, two of the new cases are Indonesian nationals of 18 years old arriving in Cambodia on Feb. 16 from Indonesia via Singapore. They have been admitted to the National Centre for Combating Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) in Phnom Penh.

The other 126 passengers on the same flight with negative test results have been put under 14-day quarantine.

The other two cases are a 31-year-old Chinese woman arriving in Cambodia on Feb. 7 from China via South Korea and a 62-year-old Swiss man who came from Switzerland and arrived in Phnom Penh on Feb. 4 via Singapore. They have been tested negative for the deadly virus on their second test. They have now been hospitalising at CENAT and Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, respectively.

The 483 confirmed cases include 345 Cambodians, 45 French, 20 Chinese, 18 Indonesians, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 6 British, 5 Indians, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 2 Nigerians, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 1 Swiss.

Meanwhile, no new recovered patient was recorded; therefore the total number of cured cases remains at 470 with no fatal case.