Another US diplomat in Cambodia tests COVID-19 positive

Cambodian authorities on Tuesday confirmed that another US diplomat has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected Americans in the country to four.

The Health Ministry described the latest patient as a senior diplomat at the American Embassy, who arrived in Cambodia recently from the US via a connecting flight in South Korea, reports Xinhua news agency.

“According to a report provided by the US Embassy to Cambodia, on the 15th day of the man’s quarantine, his samples were tested for the COVID-19 for the third time and the result released on Monday showed that he turned out to be positive for the virus,” it said.

“The patient has been placed in an isolation ward at the Eembassy in Phnom Penh, receiving treatment from the US doctors to the embassy.”

The man is the fourth US diplomat tested positive for the virus in Cambodia in recent weeks, and two of them have recovered, the statement said.

The Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 241 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, with 200 patients cured and 41 remained in hospital.

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