COVID-19: A Suspected Case Reported in Siem Reap Province

AKP Phnom Penh, September 26, 2020 —

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning reported a suspected case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Siem Reap province.

According to the ministry’s press release, the suspected case is a 70-year-old Hungarian man living in Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap provincial city. He arrived in Cambodia on Sept. 13 from France via South Korea. He continued his quarantine at the above-said address after testing negative for COVID-19 upon his arrival. On Sept. 25, the 13th day of his quarantine, he was retested and the result showed that he was suspected to get infected with the deadly virus. His specimen was sent to the Institute Pasteur of Cambodia in Phnom Penh for confirmation in the night of the same day.

While waiting for the result expected to get this evening, the Hungarian national fled from his house, said the same source, adding that competent authorities have been now searching for the man and calling on those who had in direct contact with him to show up at Siem Reap Provincial Health Department for COVID-19 testing.

Meanwhile, continued the press release, there is no new recovered case; the total number of cured patients thus remains at 274 or 99.64 percent of the total 275 confirmed cases.

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

By C. Nika