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Kampot man latest case of Covid-19

Kampot man latest case of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed a new case of Covid-19.

It said the man, a 26-year-old from Kampong Trach commune in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district, had recently returned from the Philippines through a connecting flight in South Korea.

It said the man had arrived in the Kingdom on Wednesday at 10pm with 62 other passengers, 14 of them women.

Among them, 23 are Korean, three Japanese, 34 Cambodians and one each who are Belgian, Taiwanese and Dutch.

The ministry said all the passengers were isolated at a quarantine centre near the Phnom Penh International Airport and had their samples taken for testing.

Only the 26-year-old was confirmed Covid-19 positive and has since been sent to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship hospital for treatment, it said.

The remaining 62 passengers are being quarantined for14 days at a hotel in Phnom Penh, it added.

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