Cambodia to deport Nigerian recovered-Monkeypox patient who fled from Thailand and ban his reentry for three years

Cambodia –

Cambodia authorities will deport the Nigerian recovered Monkeypox patient to his home country and will ban him from re-entering the country for three years, Cambodian immigration reported on Sunday, August 7th.

The 27-year-old patient had fled from Thailand to Cambodia while waiting for a confirmed result of Monkeypox on July 22nd. He was captured at an apartment in Phnom Penh on the following day and transferred to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for treatment.

As of Saturday, August 6th, the man recovered and was discharged from the hospital. However, he will be banned from entering the country for three years. He is also considered the first and only imported monkeypox case in Cambodia.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.