3rd Test on Over 1,000 People Involved in Nov. 3 Event Shows Negative Result

AKP Phnom Penh, November 15, 2020 —

The Pasteur Institute of Cambodia has confirmed the negative result of the third test on more than 1,000 people involved in the Nov. 3 Event (visit to Cambodia by the infected Hungarian foreign minster).

The result was shared by the Ministry of Health in a press release made public this morning.

“On Nov. 14, the Ministry of Health took the samples of 1,300 people coming in contact with the Nov. 3 Event. The Pasteur Institute of Cambodia tested 1,195 samples and the results are all negative. The remaining 105 samples will be tested on Nov. 15,” said the same source.

From Nov. 4 to 14, a total of 3,764 samples have been tested, of which 1,741 for first test, 825 for second test, and 1,195 for third test, it pointed out, adding that as a result, four people are COVID-19 positive. They have already been admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Besides, there is neither no new positive nor cured case of COVID-19 reported in Cambodia this morning, said the Ministry of Health. Therefore, the total confirmed cases in the Kingdom remains at 302, including 187 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 9 Indonesians, 9 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, and 1 Pakistani. Of them, 289 or 95.70 percent have been successfully recovered.

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

By C. Nika