Phnom Penh: Reports on the evening of November 28, 2020, say that the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to close AEON Mall 1 temporarily after finding a Cambodian woman who tested COVID-19+ went to the market to eat and buy some groceries.
UPDATE: She reportedly visited the mall at 5:30 pm on November 21, 2020 and walked around for about 90 minutes.
The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health, Ms. Youk Sambath said that the Cambodian woman was tested positive for COVID-19 on the evening of November 28, 2020, after she developed suspicious symptoms. The Ministry of Health is now tracing people who may have come into contact with her at Aeon 1 to test and isolate.
Ms. Youk Sambath confirmed that the decision to close Aeon Market for a few days was made to monitor those involved to test, and prevent the possible transmission of the virus.
The woman lives in Borey Peng Huoth. FAST NEWS
UPDATE: KOHSANTEPHEAP reports that the woman (reportedly the wife of an official) had been suffering from mild symptoms for 10 days (EDIT: other reports say 3 days) before she went for a test. The Ministry of Health is also concerned as this is a local infection, and not an imported case.