Cambodia confirms first cases of UK variant of Covid-19

Cambodia’s Health Ministry has confirmed its first UK variant of the Covid-19 virus among arrivals at Phnom Penh International Airport as Prime Minister Hun Sen called for stricter measures at air, land and sea ports.

The ministry said the UK variant was found in a 28-year-old Indian man and a 23-year-old Indian woman returning from India on Feb. 3.

Another infected patient, a 26-year-old Chinese woman returning from China on Feb. 7, had also been confirmed, the ministry said in a statement, adding their tests have been confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia.

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