A French National in Phnom Penh Confirmed with COVID-19 Infection

Cambodia this afternoon detected another COVID-19 infected case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 8.

According to an announcement of the Ministry of Health issued this afternoon, the new confirmed case is a French man, 35, who flew from Paris, France to Singapore on Mar. 13 and then to Cambodia a day after.

He is currently under quarantine at Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, while his wife and his four-month boy are kept in their house in Sangkat Tuol Tompoung, Phnom Penh awaiting their test results from the Pasteur Institute Cambodia.

The Ministry of Health's working group has been searching for those who came in contact with the French national.

The ministry took the opportunity to profoundly thank all health staff and medical practitioners, relevant institutions, both at national and sub-national level, the World Health Organisation, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pasteur Institute Cambodia for having fulfilled well their duties in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia.

The other seven COVID-19 confirmed cases in Cambodia are a Cambodian man, a Chinese tourist, three British tourists, a Canadian man, and a Belgian man. The Chinese man has been successfully cured and returned to his home country.

The seven infected foreigners are imported cases, while the Cambodian case was in direct contact with a Japanese infected man. So far, there is no sign of community transmission in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press