Cambodia Confirms First Case Of Novel Coronavirus: Health Minister

Cambodia Confirms First Case Of Novel Coronavirus: Health Minister

PHNOM PENH, Jan 28 (NNN-AKP) – A Chinese man from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, was confirmed as the first person in Cambodia, infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Cambodian Health Minister, Mam Bunheng announced, at a press conference.

He said, the Chinese man, 60, was tested positive for the virus by the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia.

“The patient is currently in a stable condition, and he has cold only,” Bunheng said.

According to the minister, the patient, along with his three family members, arrived in southwestern Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province on Jan 23, by a direct flight from Wuhan to Preah Sihanouk province. He showed symptom of fever and runny nose on Jan 25.

Bunheng said, the patient’s three family members have not showed any symptoms of the coronavirus yet, and doctors are closely monitoring their health situation.

He said, the patient was placed in a quarantine room at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hospital.

Bunheng said that, symptoms of the disease include high body temperature (above 38 degrees Celsius), runny nose, sore throat and shortness of breath.

Pneumonia caused by the virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, in Dec, 2019.

Chinese health authorities announced that, 2,744 confirmed cases of the virus, including 461 in critical condition, had been reported in the country by the end of Sunday. The pneumonia situation has resulted in a total of 106 deaths. Fifty-one people have recovered.– NNN-AKP


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