Cambodia Detects Four New Cases of COVID-19

AKP Phnom Penh, March 20, 2020 –​ Four more people – 3 Cambodians and a Malaysian – were tested positive for COVID-19 this evening, thus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Cambodia to 51.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Health, the four new confirmed cases were found in Kampong Cham and Battambang provinces, and Phnom Penh capital.

One of the four cases is a young Cambodian man, 33, who has caught the virus after having a direct contact with an infected man who has returned from a religious event in Malaysia, it pointed out.

Among the total 51 confirmed cases (four women) in Cambodia, there are 31 Cambodians, 3 British, 2 French, a Canadian, a Belgian, 12 Malaysians, and a Chinese who has already recovered, the same source pointed out.

Of the 31 infected Cambodians, it underlined, 25 were among the 79 Cambodians who attended that religious event in Malaysia.

Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has now hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.

By C. Nika