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First Cambodian tests positive for coronavirus

First Cambodian tests positive for coronavirus

Saturday, March 07, 2020, 21:41 GMT+7
First Cambodian tests positive for coronavirus
People wear face masks as they visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap province of Cambodia on Friday. Photo: AFP

PHNOM PENH - The first Cambodian has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The 38-year-old man was one of four people tested because he had direct contact with a Japanese visitor who later tested positive for the virus, Health Ministry spokesman Or Vandin told a news conference.

The Japanese man had left Cambodia from Siem Reap, close to the ancient Angkor Wat temple, one of the region’s top tourist attractions.

Cambodia had earlier reported a virus infection in a Chinese man. He recovered and went home.

Reuters

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