Two More River Cruise Passengers Test Positive, Tally Reaches Five Cases

Two more passengers on the Viking Cruise Journey cruise ship docked at Kampong Cham province have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, a day after another British woman on the same cruise tested positive.

The Ministry of Health confirmed Wednesday night that a British couple aboard the cruise had tested positive. The positive tests coincided with an announcement from the World Health Organization on Wednesday, classifying the viral outbreak a pandemic.

Five of the cruise passengers had been tested for COVID-19, after which one British woman tested positive on Tuesday. The five were on a flight from London to Hanoi last week, when one of the passengers onboard tested positive for the virus. The Vietnamese authorities alerted Cambodian officials, after which the five British nationals were tested.

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