Cambodia and Sri Lanka on Monday reported their first confirmed cases of the deadly new coronavirus that has been rapidly spreading from the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Cambodia Health Minister Mam Bunheng told a press conference that the virus was detected by the Pasteur Institute in a 60-year-old Chinese man who arrived from Wuhan on last Thursday.
(Airport employees and a passenger are seen wearing masks in a departure lobby at Beijing international airport on Jan. 27, 2020, amid the outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus that has spread overseas.)
The minister said three family members who accompanied him tested negative for the virus.
Health authorities in Sri Lanka, meanwhile, said a Chinese woman in her 40s who arrived in the country on Jan. 19 from China's Hubei Province for a sightseeing trip was hospitalized on Saturday and confirmed to have been infected.
Besides Cambodia, Sri Lanka and mainland China, confirmed cases of infection have been recorded in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.