PM Confirmed Negative for COVID-19 on Fourth Test
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife tested negative for COVID-19 for the final round of testing today after coming in contact with the infected Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto.
Today, Mr Hun Sen and those directly and indirectly involved in the “November 3 incident” were given their fourth and final COVID-19 test.
In a Facebook post today, Mr Hun Sen said, “ The results of the fourth and final test are good for me and my wife, showing clearly it is negative for COVID-19. There is no infection of such malignant disease.”
“So as of tomorrow, I will go out to work and exercise outdoors. But I will not allow my children and grandchildren to come to my house for a while to ensure that I contract no virus to spread to them,” he said.
“While waiting for the results of you, brothers and sisters, I would like to announce that the November 3 incident comes to a close,” he said.
He said that announcement of closing of the November 3 incident aims to give green light to the ministries of education and labour to reopen schools.
“The November 3 incident has taught, reminded, and warned us to be vigilant to overcome the COVID-19,” he added. “[We] need to prevent it better than cure it.”
Mr Hun Sen has self-isolated since November 4 after learning that visiting Szijjarto was diagnosed with COVID-19 during his trip to Thailand.
Today, the Kingdom’s COVID-19 positive cases rose again by one to 304 when a 49-year-old Cambodian woman who traveled from the United States via South Korea tested positive. Khmer Post