Cambodia says woman from US has virus

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – A Cambodian-American woman tested positive for COVID-19 upon her arrival to Cambodia from the United States (US), the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement yesterday.

The 36-year-old woman landed in capital Phnom Penh on Friday from the US via a connecting flight, the statement said.

“The result of her samples’ test showed that the woman was positive for the COVID-19, and she is currently undergoing treatment at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control,” MoH secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

The remaining nine passengers on the same flight have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a designated quarantine facility in the capital, she added.

The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 379 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with zero deaths and 362 recoveries, said Vandine.