Cambodia says man coming from U.S. tests positive for COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-17 13:17:18|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Cambodian-American tested positive for the COVID-19 after arriving in Cambodia from the United States, the country's Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old man landed in the capital Phnom Penh on Sunday from the United States via a connecting flight in China's Taiwan region.

"The result of his samples' test showed that the man was positive for the COVID-19, and he is currently undergoing treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital," the MoH said.

The remaining 164 passengers on the same flight have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various quarantine centers in the capital, it added.

The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 303 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the MoH said, adding that none have died and 291 have recovered. Enditem