Hun Sen Suspects He Has Coronavirus, Threatens Rumor Mill, Asks Government to Discuss Relief for Suspended Workers

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen suspects that he may have contracted COVID-19 according to statements he made at an event Monday, when he ordered officials to discuss ways to soften the economic effects of the disease on workers.

The announcement came just two days after Cambodia reported the first confirmed case in a Cambodian national, a 38-year old man in Siem Reap province who had direct contact with a Japanese man who tested positive for coronavirus after transiting in Vietnam and returning to Japan.

While presiding over a ceremony to open the recently completed National Road 55 in Pursat province, Hun Sen said that he should probably seek medical treatment.

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