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One of latest COVID-19 patients in Cambodia found a Vietnamese woman

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17:50 | 08/04/2020

A female tourist has become the first Vietnamese citizen to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) virus in Cambodia, said the Cambodian Ministry of Health on April 7.

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An employee, wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against Covid-19, checks the temperature of a woman before allowing her to enter a bank in Phnom Penh on March 31, 2020. - AFP

According to the statement, the 27-year-old Vietnamese woman, had visited Bavet City in southeast Cambodia's Svay Rieng province and left the city for Vietnam on March 2, and then returned to Cambodia on March 10.

"She has been put under quarantine for treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in (capital Phnom Penh)," it said.

Amid the neighbouring country enduring complicated developments relating to the COVID-19 epidemic, Vo Tuan Ngoc, Counselor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, stated that the embassy will work closely with the Khmer-Vietnam Association and other relevant agencies to urge Vietnamese citizens to take preventative measures to protect themselves.

In addition, the embassy has been striving to regularly provide Vietnamese nationals with updated information on the pandemic, whilst also urging citizens to strictly abide by health recommendations set out by the Cambodian government. This includes advising them to avoid crowded places and halt all but essential travel.

On March 24, the Standing Board of the Khmer-Vietnamese Association warned Vietnamese Cambodians against movement and overseas trips and advised them to observe countermeasures of the Cambodian government.

In case of emergency, it is recommended to contact the association’s chapters in Cambodian cities and provinces or its office via phone number (+85588.999.5162).

Cambodia on April 8 confirmed a local couple had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the kingdom to 117, although so far no fatalities have been reported. Vietnamese woman is case no. 115.

To date, five more COVID-19 patients in Cambodia had recovered, bringing the tally of patients cured in the kingdom to 63, the statement added./.

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