According to state news agency Agence Kampuchea Press (AKP), Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced that he was quarantining himself despite testing negative with Covid-19, following a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who Test positive for Covid-19. ).
Szijjarto visited Cambodia on Tuesday and met a number of government officials, including the country’s prime minister. He then got a coronavirus positive on his arrival in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, after leaving Cambodia, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told CNN Wednesday.
In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister said doctors tested people contacted by the Hungarian delegation to visit Cambodia on Tuesday after receiving word that the Hungarian Foreign Minister tested positive for the virus in Thailand. Lan after leaving Cambodia, AKP reported.
“The test results of me and my wife, bodyguards, driver – 18 in total – showed that no one was infected with COVID-19,” state news agency quoted the Prime Minister. “Anyway, for everyone’s safety, the doctors asked me to be on quarantine for 14 days, and not to see anyone, including my wife, my children and my grandchildren.”
The prime minister also announced the postponement of upcoming events such as “welcome the return of the King and Queen Dowager after a medical examination in China”, AKP reported.
He said that despite being on quarantine for 14 days, he would still fulfill his obligations as usual from his residence, AKP said in its report.
Szijjarto has also canceled all events in Thailand and was on his way home by private jet following a “short visit” to the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, Thailand’s National News Bureau said in a post on Facebook on Wednesday.