Health Ministry Downplays Risks of Community Transmission in BKK1

As of Thursday morning, there were 122 reported cases of the coronavirus in the country, with 98 of those patients recovering from the respiratory disease.

Days after the health minister raised concerns over community transmission in the capital’s Boeung Keng Kang 1 district, officials on Thursday said there was a low risk of COVID-19 cluster infections in the upmarket locality, despite a recent slew of cases of the respiratory disease.

Health Ministry spokesperson Ly Sovann said that a couple who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus was receiving treatment at Chak Angre Hospital and that some people in the same apartment building had been tested for the disease, with some results returning negative.

“All people who had direct and indirect contact with those patients have also been tested and, so far, some of them have been negative, some are waiting for the results,” he said.

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