Cambodia reports two new imported COVID-19 cases, 285 in total

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed two new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 285, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a press statement.

The latest cases were found on a Cambodian couple, aged 33 and 32 who arrived in Cambodia on Sunday from Iraq, with connecting flights in Qatar and South Korea, the statement said.

“The result of their samples’ tests showed (on Monday) that they were positive for the COVID-19,” it said. “Currently, the couple is undergoing treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in capital Phnom Penh.”

The remaining 107 passengers on the same flight have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various quarantine centres in the capital, the statement said.

The Southeast Asian nation has so far recorded 285 confirmed COVID-19 cases, it said, adding that none have died and 280 have recovered.