Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported Covid-19 positive on a 65-year-old British woman.
According to the press release, the woman arrived in Cambodia on 7 March from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh on a river cruise.
The woman was infected with the virus from a Vietnamese woman who flew by plane together with her group of five members from London to Hanoi on 2 March.
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On March 5, she flew from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh before taking the ship cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh and then to Kompong Cham.
The woman is being quarantined in a separate room and that the other four tourists who had close contacts with her, tested negative, are also quarantined.
The British woman is the third case of Covid-19 in Cambodia. The first one was found on a 60-year-old Chinese man on 27 January when he flew from Wuhan to Sihanoukville. However, he recovered and returned home.
The second case was found on 7 March on a 38-year-old Cambodian man in Siem Reap believed to be transmitted from the Japanese businessman.