A 33-year-old Cambodian woman was confirmed to have Covid-19 while in self-quarantine in Battambang two weeks after arriving from the U.S., and was in contact with at least seven people before testing positive, the Health Ministry announced Friday morning.
There were also 40 total passengers on her flight from the U.S. to Phnom Penh via Taiwan on September 16, the ministry said. It has not yet announced test results for the contacts.
The woman traveled from Phnom Penh to Battambang three days after arriving back in the country following a negative test for Covid-19. But on the 13th day of self-quarantine on September 30, she was retested and on the following day the Pasteur Institute confirmed that she had Covid-19. She was taken to the Battambang Provincial Referral Hospital for treatment, the ministry said.