Cambodian PM to Return Home after being Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced to return home this evening after being found positive for COVID-19 in Indonesia.

“For the safety of the delegates attending the meeting (G20 Summit), I decided that the Cambodian delegation have to return home,” he wrote on his official Facebook page this morning. “For the representative of ASEAN (at G20 Summit), we are negotiating to hand over (the representation) to Indonesia.”

The Cambodian Premier said that before leaving Cambodia, he took a rapid test every day, especially before taking the flight, but the result is always negative.

“I’m not sure when I got infected, but what is clear is that when I arrived, the Indonesian doctor took my sample in the evening and in the morning, I was confirmed positive for COVID-19, even though there is no suspected symptom,” he continued.

Fortunately, he said, last night as he arrived late, he missed the dinner with some Heads of State/Government hosted by the French president.

In the same message, Samdech Techo Hun Sen also expressed his regret that he will not be able to meet with the Chinese and French Presidents in Bangkok during the APEC Leaders’ Informal Dialogue as planned.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister said he plans to return to Cambodia this evening with normal symptoms and he will continue to work normally except receiving guests.

A high-level Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here yesterday afternoon for the G20 Summit and the APEC Leaders’ Informal Dialogue in Indonesia and Thailand, respectively until Nov. 18.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press