Foreign couple tests positive for COVID-19, says Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed that a foreign couple was tested positive for the COVID-19, raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 122.

The new patients are a 50-year-old Canadian man and his 24-year-old Vietnamese wife, said a Ministry of Health statement, adding that the man worked in capital Phnom Penh, and his wife came to Cambodia as a tourist and stayed at an apartment on St 302 in the capital’s Boeung Keng Kang I district.

“The couple has been placed under quarantine for treatment at the Chak Angre Krom Health Center (in Phnom Penh),” the statement said.

Cambodia has seen two more COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital after recovery by the end of Saturday, bringing the tally of patients cured in the kingdom to 77, it said.

Meanwhile, the statement called on people to stay at home during the cancelled Khmer New Year from April 13 to 16 in order to help stem the spread of the virus.

A man rides his food motor-cart past a barricade as police block motorists from passing at a checkpoint set up at the border between Phnom Penh and neighbouring Kandal province. PHOTO: AFP