The Ministry of Health declared on Monday that one of the last two Covid-19 patients had recovered and has been allowed to leave the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital.
The recovered patient had two successive negative test results. He is a 54-year-old Englishman staying in an apartment in the capital’s Boeung Kak II commune. He had travelled from England with stops in the Netherlands and South Korea before arriving in Cambodia on September 11.
He marks the 275th Covid-19 patient to recover among the 276 recorded in Cambodia.
The Kingdom’s last Covid-19 patient is a Hungarian man living in Siem Reap province. He tested positive on Saturday after he had been in quarantine for 13 days. He arrived in Cambodia on September 13.
The first case of Covid-19 in Cambodia was reported on January 27. Since then, 134,321 people have been tested for the coronavirus.
The ministry’s Communicable Disease Control (CDC) department reminded people to keep practising social distancing and recommended that weddings, parties and dances be suspended. People should wear masks and wash their hands with sanitiser, the ministry said.
Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said on September 23 to the US-ASEAN Business Council that Cambodia, under Prime Minister Hun Sen, had effectively controlled and responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.
World Health Organisation representative to Cambodia Dr Li Ailan said on September 16 that the global epidemic of Covid-19 was not yet over and was still accelerating. The disease can pose a risk everywhere, including in Cambodia.