Cambodia puts 44 people under quarantine for contact with COVID-19-infected Japanese man

Cambodia’s health authorities have put 44 people under quarantine for having contact with a Japanese man reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19, said a Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control Department statement on Thursday evening.

A Japanese man reportedly tested positive on Wednesday for the virus after he landed at Japan’s Nagoya Airport. The man on Tuesday evening took a flight from northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city before taking a connecting flight to Japan.

The statement said that the Siem Reap provincial health authorities had found four persons having close contact with the patient and about 40 others having indirect contact with him.

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