Cambodian PM Hun Sen among 628 quarantined

Hungarian politician tests positive for Covid-19 after trade talks in Phnom Penh

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has gone into a 14-day quarantine after Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after a diplomatic visit to Phnom Penh.

A health ministry official said 628 people, including First Lady Bun Rany and 18 bodyguards, were confirmed as negative following tests in response to his visit, but Hun Sen said he and others would enter quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Cambodia has emerged relatively unscathed from the pandemic.

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