A 21-year-old migrant worker has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Cambodia from Malaysia on June 16, according to the Health Ministry, marking the 129th recorded case of the virus in the country since January 28.
The man was among a group of 115 workers on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH 762 from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Phnom Penh International Airport on the evening of June 16. The migrant laborers had been stranded in Malaysia for months amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
A Health Ministry statement on June 18 said that the man, from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district, had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 17. According to the statement, he is now receiving medical treatment at Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, which has been handling all Covid-19 patients in Cambodia.