Hun Sen Says Malaysia Maligned Cambodia Over Positive Westerdam COVID-19 Test

Cambodia consistently questioned the positive COVID-19 result, with a representative for the U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seemingly backing Cambodia’s claims in a USA Today interview.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday demanded that Malaysia explain and take responsibility for the damage it had done to Cambodia’s reputation, again questioning the positive COVID-19 test for an American passenger aboard the Westerdam cruise ship.

The government initially allowed passengers to disembark the Westerdam cruise ship on February 14, which had been denied entry by at least four other ports. However, one of the American passengers aboard the ship tested positive for the virus in Malaysia, raising concerns over Cambodia’s screening of passengers.

Cambodia consistently questioned the positive COVID-19 result, with a representative for the U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seemingly backing Cambodia’s claims in a USA Today interview.

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