“The 2019 Plague” Day 257
Cambodia’s imported COVID-19 cases continue to climb daily with another two tested positive, after entering Cambodia from abroad.
The first is a 22-year-old Chinese male who arrived in Cambodia on August 9 from the Philippines. He was tested positive on his second test. He is now admitted to Chak Angre Health Centre in Phnom Penh.
The second is an American female, aged 25. She arrived in Cambodia on August 10 from the U.S. via South Korea.
She is now hospitalised at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital. The other passengers on the same flight with her have been tested negative and have been put under mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The 268 confirmed cases in Cambodia include 169 Cambodians, 40 French, 17 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 8 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 5 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 1 Indian, and 1 Kazakhstani.
Of them, 220 or 82.09 percent have been recovered successfully.
As a result of tem punting COVID-19 positive cases from incoming passengers in international flights, flights from the Philippines have been banned temporarily and will take effect on Thursday, August 13.
Earlier, double digit cases from transit passengers through Malaysia also forced the authorities in Cambodia to ban incoming flights from Malaysia and also Indonesia.