Cambodian leader tests positive for Covid after hosting ASEAN

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen said on Tuesday he had tested positive for Covid-19 after hosting more than a dozen world leaders, including the President of the United States. Joe Bidenat a summit in Phnom Penh.
Asia’s longest-ruling leader said in a Facebook post that he tested positive when he arrived in Indonesia for the G20 summit but did not experience any symptoms.
The White House shortly thereafter said Biden “tested negative this morning” and was not in close contact with Hun Sen under US government health rules.
Biden, 79, complained at a news conference late Monday that he was “a bit cold”.
Hun Sen also had maskless meetings with eight other leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, including those from China, Japan, Australia and Canada. The ASEAN The meeting ends on Sunday.
“Dear compatriots! I have now tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote on Facebook. He said he was tested every day, including before flying to the G20 summit in Bali, and all the results were negative.
“I’m not sure when this virus came to me, but when I arrived, the Indonesians took my samples in the evening and in the morning confirmed positive for Covid-19,” Hun Sen said.
He said it was “lucky” to arrive in Bali late and miss dinner with other leaders.
He said that for safety reasons, the Cambodian delegation will return home on Tuesday, which means he will miss meetings with the Chinese president. Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron at the APEC summit in Bangkok this weekend.


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