Mon, 23 Nov 2020

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Cambodian man tested positive for the COVID-19 after having been in a quarantine center for nearly four weeks since he returned from Japan, Ministry of Health (MoH) spokeswoman Or Vandine said in a statement Sunday.

The 27-year-old man arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Oct. 26 from Japan via a connecting flight in South Korea, she said, adding that the man had been placed in a quarantine center in the capital since then after four passengers on the same flight had tested positive for the virus on Oct. 27 and Nov. 8.

"On the 13th day of quarantine, the man's samples were taken for the fourth test and the result showed (on Saturday) that he turned out to be positive for COVID-19," she said. "Currently, the patient is undergoing treatment at the Chak Angre Health Center in southern Phnom Penh."

Now, the kingdom has 11 active cases being treated.

The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 306 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Vandine said, adding that none have died and 295 have recovered.

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