Cambodia acts after bodyguard tests positive for Covid-19

Schools, bars and cinemas to close for at least two weeks as face masks become compulsory.

The Cambodian government has reimposed Covid-19 restrictions after a bodyguard of Prime Minister Hun Sen tested positive for the virus amid fears of a wider outbreak following a diplomatic visit by Hungary’s foreign minister.

Health ministry officials said the 31-year-old bodyguard had come into contact with the Hungarian diplomatic delegation during an official visit to Cambodia.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto tested positive in Bangkok after leaving Phnom Penh on Nov. 3. His visit was meant to strengthen ties between the countries with Hungary acting as Cambodia’s strategic trade bridge into Europe.

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