Official: 14 Day Self-Quarantine for Arriving Passengers is a Must
AKP Phnom Penh, May 27, 2020 --
All passengers including Cambodians coming to Cambodia must undergo 14-day self-quarantine at their place or home monitored by tasked authorities, or they will face penalty or legal action.
The introduction of the measure to curb imported COVID-19 case was shared with AKP by H.E. Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of Communicable Disease Control Department and a Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health.
According to H.E. Ly Sovann, the ministry will take samples from all arriving travellers for COVID-19 testing at the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia.
This done, they are supposed to wait for about 24 hours to be cleared with a negative test result before being allowed in, yet they will also have to carry out 14-day self-quarantine at their respective places or homes.
He added that if one or more found with COVID-19 positive, the rest of arriving passengers will be sent to designated quarantine centre by the Ministry of Heath and stay there for 14 days for tougher health follow up.
After nearly 40 days without new contraction of COVID-19, Cambodia reported two new positive cases in the past five days; they are Cambodians flying into the country from the Philippines and the U.S.
This bring the tally of COVID-19 patients registered by the Ministry of Health to 124, and 122 of them were cured.
Cambodia’s containment measure right now focuses primarily on imported COVID-19 positive case.
Article in Khmer by Phen Rattanak
Article in English by Lim Nary