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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

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http://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/27617
Another Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Cambodia
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"The new confirmed case was found on a British woman, 65, who left Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Mar. 5 and arrived Phnom Penh on Mar. 7 by Viking Cruise Journey,"

i.e. she / all the passengers would have disembarked the boat for a day (or 2/3) sight seeing before cruising upstream to Kampong Cham.
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Rama wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:38 pm http://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/27617
Another Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Cambodia
The new confirmed case was found on a British woman, 65, who left Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Mar. 5 and arrived Phnom Penh on Mar. 7 by Viking Cruise Journey, after sitting next to a Vietnamese national, who was later detected with the deadly virus, on a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

The new case is now put under quarantine at a hospital in Kampong Cham province where the ship is docking, said H.E. Minister.

The woman is currently in good health, he underlined, adding that other passengers and crewmembers are not allowed to leave the ship and will be all tested.
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Food for thought. Does this mean that there should be a temporary halt to these cruises and large tour groups in general ?

CEO News opened a topic recently on the Mekong river boat cruises that were sailing between Vietnam and Cambodia as usual in February, while the sea cruise ships were being quarantined for coronavirus:
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Imbeciles.
http://m.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/en ... 23-16.html
Key New info: Captain of cruise ship was informed that 5 boat passengers shared a UK-HCMC flight with a confirmed case of Covid19. When the boat arrives in Phnom Penh 5 are taken to Russian Hospital. 3 are tested, 2 refuse. Results come back negative for 3. They all get back on boat and go to Kampong Cham. Whilst cruising up river ministry of health contact boat and tell them that the 2 who refused must be tested. Dock in Kampong Cham and 2 are tested. Sample sent to Pasteur. 1 is positive for Covid19. Quarantine for those 2 at hospital. Other folks on boat are held on the boat.
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That article and accompanying Ministry of Health press release has this sentence near the end:

(The passengers & crew) are not allowed to disembark in Phnom Penh, & must await test results.
"មិនឲ្យចាកចេញមកលើគោក នៅរាជធានីភ្នំពេញឡើយ នៅពេលរង់ចាំលទ្ធផល។​​"

Typing error, or the boat is now in Phnom Penh?
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Rama wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:40 pm 3 are tested, 2 refuse.
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Dock in Kampong Cham and 2 are tested. . . . 1 is positive for Covid19
so the confirmed 65yo woman refused the initial test?
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Rama wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:40 pm Imbeciles.
http://m.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/en ... 23-16.html
Key New info: Captain of cruise ship was informed that 5 boat passengers shared a UK-HCMC flight with a confirmed case of Covid19. When the boat arrives in Phnom Penh 5 are taken to Russian Hospital. 3 are tested, 2 refuse. Results come back negative for 3. They all get back on boat and go to Kampong Cham. Whilst cruising up river ministry of health contact boat and tell them that the 2 who refused must be tested. Dock in Kampong Cham and 2 are tested. Sample sent to Pasteur. 1 is positive for Covid19. Quarantine for those 2 at hospital. Other folks on boat are held on the boat.
Testing will get stricter - if I remember right, the Vietnamese woman Covid19 case on the flight from the UK had traveled to Paris and Rome, but she deliberately lied and said she had not left the UK.
In this case in Cambodia , two people who were on the same flight reported refused to get tested for coronavirus and were allowed to go on their way.
If people take the piss like this then we can't blame the authorities for tightening up the travel procedures and quarantines.
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Yep.
And from the 5 passengers flagged up and "transported"(by whom?) to the Russian Hospital: 3 are quarantined on the boat, 1 is positive and in Kampong Cham Hospital and 1 is negative and also quarantined in K Cham.
Also dates between arriving in Phnom Penh on the 7th and being tested on the 7th and today (the 10th) are not stated.

How long does it take a river cruiser to get from PP to K Cham? What did they do on the 8th & 9th? What are conditions and procedures like in the hospitals visited?
Where is that boat? (99% in K Cham on the river but that error is worrying, either it's in PP e.g. it returned this way after dropping off the 2, or it was an error in the press release causing further 'Fake News' and rumor/panic)
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Coronavirus: social media anger in Vietnam at jet-setter linked to new cluster in Hanoi
Vietnam now has 34 Covid-19 cases, after a new cluster emerged three weeks after it reported its last infections
Hanoi’s patient zero, who flew business class on a flight from London, has been named and is being targeted online

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Published: 8:38pm, 10 Mar, 2020

Vietnam now has 34 confirmed Covid-19infections, with 210 suspected cases and over 20,000 in quarantine. Last Thursday, it had 16 recovered cases and had not reported any new infections for 22 days. But on Friday, Vietnam’s 17th case was announced in Hanoi.

The city’s patient zero, a woman named Nguyen Hong Nhung, had last month visited London, Milan and Paris and returned home from London to Hanoi on a Vietnam Airlines flight on March 2.

Nhung is the only person referred to by name on the government’s portal since the latest infections emerged. The Vietnamese online community has since expressed outrage towards the 26-year-old Hanoi resident, who reportedly lives in an extravagant home and regularly flaunted her jet-setting lifestyle on her now-closed Instagram account.

Several Facebook groups have been formed to rant about her, accusing her of being a spoilt rich kid, being irresponsible, and calling for jail time and fines to be imposed on her.

One of the groups, “Nhung Nguyen – COVID-19”, has garnered over 10,400 members.

Twelve of the country’s new cases flew on the Vietnam Airlines flight with Nhung, who was in business class. One of them is Vietnamese and the remainder are foreigners. The country’s Planning and Investment Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, who sat several rows from Nhung on the flight, tested negative. He is currently in self-quarantine at home.

The other new infections include Nhung’s personal chauffeur and her aunt, while a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman who had met with Nhung in London on February 27 also tested positive. She is now being quarantined in a field hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

On Tuesday, Vietnam’s health ministry confirmed a 34th case – a woman who had returned home from a trip to the United States. The 51-year-old woman is being treated at a hospital in the central province of Binh Thuan.

Nhung’s neighbourhood in Hanoi, home to 22 families with 176 residents, was locked down as soon as she tested positive. Authorities have identified 156 of the 201 passengers on the flight from London and the places they have visited since arriving, and are still tracing the remaining passengers.
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-e ... jet-setter

Vietnamese jet-setter with coronavirus a guest at top fashion shows in Milan and Paris
Wealthy 27-year-old attended Gucci and Saint Laurent catwalk shows before testing positive for coronavirus upon her return to Vietnam
Hundreds of people attended each of the shows, and fashion editors and buyers who returned from Milan and Paris have gone into self-quarantine
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion- ... hion-shows
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