Mystery in Cambodia over missing Covid-positive Chinese

Concerns over 'special treatment' for Chinese as six disappear after positive tests.

Cambodia’s Health Ministry is concerned about six Chinese nationals who tested positive for Covid-19 but are now unaccounted for after their embassy in Phnom Penh questioned the results, medical sources said.

After the initial tests were conducted around July 25 following their arrival in Phnom Penh, a Chinese embassy official urged the ministry not to include the results in its daily reports which are made public through government-backed news outlets.

Sources said the six were then retested and all the results turned out negative, which one medical practitioner described “as a result that would be almost impossible to obtain.”

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