Chinese Coronavirus-infected Patient Discharged

A Chinese man infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Preah Sihanouk province was discharged from the provincial referral hospital this morning after being hospitalised for two weeks.

Ministry of Health's Spokesperson H.E. Ly Sovann told AKP that the 60-year old man - Jia Jianhua - was discharged from hospital in the morning of Feb. 10 after receiving thorough treatment and being tested negative for the 2019-nCov thrice by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia.

H.E. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, and H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and Head of National Working Group for Preah Sihanouk province, as well as representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Cambodia and Chinese Embassy visited and congratulated Mr. Jia Jianhua on his recovery.

Mr. Jia Jianhua and his three family members flew from Wuhan, the epicenter, to Sihanoukville on Jan. 23. He was tested positive for the deadly virus two days later, while his family members were tested negative.

H.E. Ly Sovann also reconfirmed that up to now, there is only one confirmed 2019-nCoV case in Cambodia and the patient was recovered and discharged from the hospital.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press