Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by AzalKH » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:38 pm

My wife tells me that a Muslim family visited Kuala Lumpur in February for a religious festival and unknowingly contracted COVID-19 there, since returning and news of attendees of the festival being infected authorities tried to locate them, but have only managed to now. It's not clear how recently the authorities found out and started looking for them.

Meanwhile as locals they have been doing their day to day business. Been through PP and onto Preach Vihear.
In Khmer:


Best I can get for English translation right now
http://m.en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php ... 36-22.html
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by Rama » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:55 pm

Cambodia's Health Ministry confirmed 4 new cases of COVID19, bringing total cases in the country to 12. A 4-month baby of the 35-year-old French man, a Cambodian man returned from France and two Khmer Islams returned from Malaysia attending a religious event there.

HE has also just issued a circular advising against travel to Europe and the US.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by Rama » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 am

HE also orders all Cambodians returning from Europe US and Iran to self quarantine for 14 days.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by Kammekor » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:37 am

Rama wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 am
HE also orders all Cambodians returning from Europe US and Iran to self quarantine for 14 days.
We can all stop worrying, self quarantine worked great in Europe and the USA.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:47 am

Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 15 – Cambodia confirmed four new cases of Covid-19, tallying to twelve, according to Ministry of Health’s press release dated 15 March 2020.

The four includes the 4-month-old baby of the 35-year-old French; a Khmer citizen from France; and two Khmer-Islamic in Preah Vihear province.
The twelve cases are listed here:
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/e ... 36-22.html
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:06 am

'We're not being quarantined. We're being detained.' Americans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic
Deirdre Shesgreen Kim Hjelmgaard
USA TODAY
15 March 2020
When Ryan Knapp and his wife booked a Viking River cruise along the Mekong Delta, they thought it would be a dream trip – a chance to finally see Angkor Wat, the stunning Buddhist temple complex, and explore other parts of Cambodia.

But what began as a long-anticipated vacation on a luxury cruise has become a stress-filled nightmare.

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading like wildfire across the globe, the Illinois couple is now stranded in a foreign country that is housing them in a "filthy," dilapidated hotel, after three other passengers on the vessel tested positive for the virus.

They have no idea when, or how, they will be able to return to the United States.

"We’re just feeling helpless. It’s hard to see exactly how this plays out," the 57-year-old Knapp said during a phone interview from what he described as an "abandoned hotel" in Kampong Cham, a city in southeastern Cambodia where they were forced to disembark from their cruise. The Viking Mekong is styled as a colonial-era French riverboat.

Foreign governments have been pressuring Cambodian authorities at the highest levels to move the Americans and other foreign nationals to another hotel or more sanitary surroundings, but the Cambodian government has insisted on keeping them at the hotel, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of jeopardizing relations with Cambodia's government. The person said there is another, separate luxury cruise ship currently stuck in Phnom Penh that also has Americans and foreigners on board.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 053446002/
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by Phnom Poon » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:55 am

and they'll possibly have to quarantine again when they get back to usa, if they even can

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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by hanno » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:45 pm

From the BBC:

Posted at 10:3610:36
Cambodia reports new cases
Cambodia has confirmed four new virus cases - including a four-month-old French boy.

The baby is the son of a French man who travelled from Paris via Singapore to Phnom Penh. He tested positive for the virus on Sunday - his wife tested negative.

A Cambodian man returning from France and two other people returning from an Islamic ceremony in Malaysia were also confirmed to have the virus.

This brings the number of confirmed cases in the country to 12.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by Rama » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:51 pm

This is the government news agency website's article on Covid19 this morning, after the local outbreak this weekend: http://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/27937

CDC: Most of COVID-confirmed Cases in Cambodia Are Imported Cases


1st sentence: "Almost all the 12 cases with confirmed COVID-19 infection are imported cases,"
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:56 pm

sooo, we already know it started in China, so of course ALL cases would have been imported.
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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