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Cambodia reports four new coronavirus cases (all British or American), bringing total to 91

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia reported four new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 91, the health ministry said.

 

The four new cases included two American and two British nationals on a boat, which the health ministry identified as the Viking Cruise Journey, docked in Kampong Cham province, north of the capital, Phnom Penh, the ministry said in a statement.

 

-- -- REUTERS

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Looks like the same game plan as Tland "report foreign cases" excluding Chinese and locals. 

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5 minutes ago, tlandtday said:

Looks like the same game plan as Tland "report foreign cases" excluding Chinese and locals. 

Probably because the locals are too poor to visit doctors or hospitals, while foreigners are claiming on their insurance at the slightest cough.

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

foreigners are claiming on their insurance at the slightest cough

Which policies are those? I thought most policies denied all liability once a pandemic has been declared

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Probably because the locals are too poor to visit doctors or hospitals, while foreigners are claiming on their insurance at the slightest cough.

 

In this instance the foreigners were corralled and isolated by authorities as soon as their boat reached the shore. Camb government was informed by VN authorities that a cruise member (not sure tourist or staff) had been positive for the virus.

 

Some were found positive on arrival,others were isolated (in pretty harsh conditions) and monitored and now it seems that 4 of these eventually turned positive.

 

Nothing whatsoever to do with health care seeking behavior on their part.

 

Cambodia is still, as far as can be determined, in containment phase and the government is being very aggressive in tracking down contacts of known cases and people with suspected exposure and isolating them.

 

However the thousands of workers who rushed back from Thailand over the weekend (travelling in crowded conditions and creating great crowds at the border checkpoint) may change things. No way the government can track them all.

 

 

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10 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Probably because the locals are too poor to visit doctors or hospitals, while foreigners are claiming on their insurance at the slightest cough.

the last place I would want to go right now is a cambodian hospital

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On 3/25/2020 at 11:21 AM, Sheryl said:

 

In this instance the foreigners were corralled and isolated by authorities as soon as their boat reached the shore. Camb government was informed by VN authorities that a cruise member (not sure tourist or staff) had been positive for the virus.

 

Some were found positive on arrival,others were isolated (in pretty harsh conditions) and monitored and now it seems that 4 of these eventually turned positive.

 

Nothing whatsoever to do with health care seeking behavior on their part.

 

Cambodia is still, as far as can be determined, in containment phase and the government is being very aggressive in tracking down contacts of known cases and people with suspected exposure and isolating them.

 

However the thousands of workers who rushed back from Thailand over the weekend (travelling in crowded conditions and creating great crowds at the border checkpoint) may change things. No way the government can track them all.

 

 

You are saying they have had good testing from the start?

They have terrible health facilities 

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They have good (very aggressive) contact tracing and they quarantine and test the contacts

 

Testing for general public, no

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