PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and four Cabinet Ministers were quarantined on Thursday after they met with the Hungarian foreign minister the same day when he tested positive for coronavirus.
Hun Sen on his Facebook page said he tested negative and will follow the country’s corona virus guidelines and stay in quarantine for 14 days, during which time he won’t meet the members. in the family or attending public events. He said his wife and 16 employees – bodyguards and drivers – also gave negative results.
Cambodia̵7;s Ministry of Health said all 628 visit participants so far had negative results and the Ministry of Health urged all people connected to the Hungarian delegation to be tested and quarantined for two weeks.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto tested negative before leaving Hungary on Monday and also gave negative results in Cambodia, Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry said.
On Tuesday, he politely greeted Hun Sen and held private meetings with Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and the ministers of trade and agriculture. The photos show that Szijjarto did not wear a mask when he met Hun Sen and Prak Sokhonn, although neither did other Hungarians. Prak Sokhonn did not wear a mask and shook hands to greet guests.
Later that day, Szijjarto went to Thailand, where he got a positive result on arrival. He was quarantined before leaving for Hungary on Wednesday, and all of his meetings in Bangkok were canceled. The rest of his entourage gave a negative result.
Hun Sen, 68, ruled Cambodia for 35 years.
Cambodia reported a total of about 300 coronavirus infections and schools reopened on Monday for the first time since March, with class sizes and hours limited by anti-virus preventive measures. .