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French woman Covid-19 positive

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Passengers arrive at the Phnom Penh International Airport. The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said a 23-year-old French woman who had flown from France to Cambodia via Singapore on October 23 had tested positive for Covid-19. Heng Chivoan

French woman Covid-19 positive

Cambodia recorded another Covid-19 case on October 27, raising the total number of patients being hospitalised to five.

In a press release, the Ministry of Health said a 23-year-old French woman who had flown from France to Cambodia via Singapore on October 23 had contracted the virus.

“This individual tested positive for Covid-19 by the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. At present, the patient is being treated at the Khmer Soviet-Friendship Hospital,” it said.

There were 107 passengers on board travelling alongside the French patient. They are being kept in quarantine for 14 days at separate places. Nineteen passengers were quarantined at Hun Sen Borey 100 Khnong High School, while the other 88 are at three separate hotels in Phnom Penh.

As of October 27, Cambodia has recorded 288 total Covid-19 cases, 59 females and 229 males. Of the number, 283 have been discharged from hospitals while the other five are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

The ministry reminded people to protect themselves against Covid-19 infections during the forthcoming Water Festival. Even though the festival will not be celebrated in Phnom Penh, the government allows it in the provinces.

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