French Tourists with COVID-19 Traveled across Country; Authorities Attempting to Trace Others

Health officials are on the lookout for people who may have come in contact with a French tour group, after 31 French nationals in the group tested positive with the coronavirus over the weekend.

A group of 36 French nationals were part of a tour group, of which 31 people tested positive for the respiratory disease in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville town. Two people tested positive on Saturday, whereas 29 other French tourists tested positive on Sunday. Additionally, two Cambodian guides accompanying them also tested positive.

One of the infected tour guides said the entire tour group and the other guide were placed under quarantine at the Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville. Hai, who only gave VOA Khmer his first name, added that prior to their arrival in Cambodia, the French tourists had flown to Singapore, then stayed in Laos for two nights before continuing on to Siem Reap.

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