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Minister: All inbound passengers must take Covid rapid test

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Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng. Heng Chivoan

Minister: All inbound passengers must take Covid rapid test

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has reminded relevant authorities to employ Covid-19 rapid antigen test kits to detect the novel coronavirus among inbound passengers who enter the Kingdom either by air, land or water.

In a letter addressed to all municipal and provincial governors on June 11, Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial committee for combating Covid-19, said this applies to all inbound passengers including migrant workers returning from Thailand and Vietnam.

“If anyone is found positive for the disease, he or she must be admitted to hospital while fellow passengers must undergo quarantine for 14 days,” he said.

Separately, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on June 9 instructed the governors of provinces bordering Vietnam to increase their vigilance in stemming Covid-19 after a new variant had been detected there.

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