Cambodia reports one more imported COVID-19 case, 125 in total

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) announced yesterday that one more person was tested positive for the COVID-19, raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 125.

The new patient is a 26-year-old Cambodian man, who is among a group of nine persons returning to Cambodia on Thursday by a mini-bus from southernmost Thailand’s Yala province, where they took part in a religious training session, said a MoH’s statement.

They entered Cambodia through the O Bey Chorn Checkpoint in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province, the statement added.

“Currently, the new patient is undergoing treatment at an isolation ward in the Mongkul Borei Cambodia-Japan Friendship Hospital in Banteay Meanchey province,” MoH’s Secretary of State and Spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

His eight friends and a driver have gone into a 14-day quarantine, she added.