Cambodia Offers Sympathy to China over New Coronavirus Outbreak

Phnom Penh, February 03, 2020 –The Royal Government and people of Cambodia would like to share their concerns and difficulties with the Government and people of China who have been facing the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Council of Ministers here this morning, Government Spokesperson H.E. Phay Siphan underlined that the Cambodian government and people are with the Chinese government and people in this difficult circumstance.

“Any difficulties and obstacles of China are those of Cambodia and vice-versa,” he continue. “This is the commitment of the both countries’ top leaders.”

Cambodia has so far detected only a case of 2019-nCoV, since its outbreak in China in December last year. The first case was confirmed on Jan. 27 on a Chinese tourist, Mr. Jia Jianhua, 60, who flew from Wuhan city to Preah Sihanouk coastal province on Jan. 23.

According to Dr. Ly Sovann, a Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Jia Jianhua’s health is now in a good condition, anyway he is still under quarantine.

by C. Nika


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