Kampong Cham (FN), Mar. 23 – Among 60 passengers on Viking Cruise Journey, 53 are allowed to repatriate after their 14-day quarantine in Kampong Cham province, Governor Un Chanda told Fresh News on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health issued a confirmation that all of the 53 passengers are allowed to return home after they were tested negative of Covid-19. However, four others are still being monitored by the health officials.

It is worth recalling that among the 60 passengers, at least three had been infected with Covid-19 when the cruise ship entered Cambodia on 7 March 2020.

First, a 65-year-old British woman tested positive on 10 March. The woman was reportedly infected with the virus from a Vietnamese woman who flew by plane together from London to Hanoi on 2 March. On 5 March, the 65-year-old flew from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh before taking the ship cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh and then to Kompong Cham. She already recovered and was discharged from hospital.

Second and third a 73-year-old British man and a 69-year old British woman tested positive on 11 March.