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Cambodia confirms 6 COVID-19 cases in community

29 Nov 2020, 14:44 GMT+10

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia has reported six cases of COVID-19 in the community for the first time, Ministry of Health's spokeswoman Or Vandine said in a statement on Sunday.

A 56-year-old Cambodian woman and his husband, 56, as well as four other family members, who reside in capital Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province, tested positive for the virus on Saturday, Vandine said, adding that they have been sent to isolation wards at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh for treatment.

The woman, whose origin of infection is still unknown, had a cold for three days before going to test for the virus, the spokeswoman said, adding that she unknowingly spread the virus to her husband, who is the director-general of the Interior Ministry's prisons, and other family members.

Also on Sunday, the Ministry of Health confirmed a new imported case, a Cambodian-U.S. woman, who arrived in Cambodia from the United States on Friday via a connecting flight in South Korea.

The 31-year-old woman has been sent to the Chak Angre Health Center in southern Phnom Penh for treatment, while the remaining 56 passengers on the same flight have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at various quarantine centers in the capital.

The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded a total of 315 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health said, adding that none have died and 301 have recovered.

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