The Ministry of Health in Cambodia has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with the coronavirus. All of them are required to stay in quarantine at the local hospital of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The ministry is searching for other affected people.
According to phnompenhpost.com, from the 90 people, one is the Hungarian man’s wife from Siem Reap, while another is a driver who drove the man around the town. The Hungarian man spent his time in the local town to buy paintings. They are being quarantined at Siem Reap Referral Hospital after initial test results were negative.
Three other people are the driver’s wife and children, all of them staying in home quarantine.
Another infected person is a taxi driver who drove the man from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The driver is currently at home quarantine waiting for a negative test result. It has been confirmed that the other 84 were simple passengers on the same flight with the Hungarian man. Their contacting has begun by local authorities to do the necessary precautions and coronavirus tests. The Ministry of Health stated on Sunday that the shop in Siem Reap where the Hungarian bought paintings is under surveillance even though he was there for a short while and wore a mask.
The Hungarian man (70) lives in Svay Dangkum commune, in Siem Reap district.
He was tested at a laboratory in Siem Reap after 13 days of quarantine and was suspected of having the virus. On September 26, a positive test confirmed the suspicion at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The Hungarian had travelled from France and reached Cambodia on September 13. and left Phnom Penh three days later in a private taxi to Siem Reap.
On September 26, the ministry reported that he escaped from quarantine at home while awaiting test results. Later, the ministry released another statement that although the man escaped, he returned to his quarantine.
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