Nepalese Man Latest COVID-19 Case

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health on the morning of November 25, 2020, issued a press release confirming the discovery of a new case of COVID-19 in a man who had traveled from Nepal, and announced that two more patients had been treated and left hospital.

The new case was a 37-year-old Nepalese man, who has been staying at a hotel in Phnom Penh and is an employee of an international organization. He traveled from Nepal to Doha and continued flights from South Korea to Cambodia on November 11.

The patient was admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

It appears the patient had already caught the virus in his home country, was treated and released from hospital before traveling to Cambodia. He was diagnosed in Nepal on October 19, and two tests on November 2 and 8 were negative, so he was allowed to come to Cambodia.

A Cambodian man who traveled from Japan via South Korea to Cambodia on October 26, 2020, and a 69-year-old American man who traveled from the United States via Taiwan and arrived in Cambodia on November 13, 2020 were both released from hospital.

This brings the number of cases to 307, with 298 patients treated. 9 patients are currently in hospital. As of November 24, 221,174 have been conducted.

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