Cambodia confirms 15 new imported COVID-19 cases, 156 in total

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed 15 new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 156, according to a health ministry’s statement.

The new cases are 15 Cambodian men, aged between 21 and 33, the statement said, adding that they all travelled from Saudi Arabia to Cambodia on Friday, with a connecting flight in Malaysia.

“They were tested positive for COVID-19 (on Saturday) and are currently undergoing treatment at the Chak Angre Health Center in southern Phnom Penh,” Health Ministry’s secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

She added that all other 79 passengers including 78 Cambodians and one Malaysian have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various quarantine centres.

The Southeast Asian country has recorded 156 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, with 133 patients cured and 23 remained hospitalised, said Vandine.

People wearing masks are seen on a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PHOTO: XINHUA