Cambodia Announces Third COVID-19 Case, British Tourist on River Cruise from Vietnam

Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng said Tuesday evening that a British tourist on a river cruise from Vietnam had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), only the third positive case to be reported in the country.

Mam Bunheng said the British tourist was aboard a river cruise owned by Swiss cruise line Viking that started in the riverine town of May Tho near Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, passing Phnom Penh and docked at Kampong Cham province, along the Mekong River. The cruise had 30 passengers onboard and 34 crew members, who have now been quarantined on the ship, Mam Bunheng added.

“The Health Ministry made an arrangement to transfer the British woman from the ship to a separate ward at Kampong Cham Provincial Hospital for treatment and medical observation,” said the minister.

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