The Embassy of Cambodia in Russia has called on students studying in the country to be more cautious after a Cambodian student tested positive for Covid-19.
It did not name the student who is being treated in a Russian hospital. However, the embassy reported that Covid-19 cases in Russia had increased gradually to 6,000 new cases per day.
The embassy called on all Cambodians, including students and military trainees staying in Russia to be more cautious, maintain good hygiene and follow the advice of doctors and Russian authorities.
“The Embassy of Cambodia in the Russian Federation is hopeful that Cambodians will follow this advice and remind each other while the world is still facing this pandemic,” the embassy said.
Thach Vanna, chairman of the Khmer Students Association of the Russian Federation told The Post on Monday that the Covid-19 situation in Russia is not getting better. He said Cambodian students in the country were concerned.
“All universities allow students to take online classes, but there are some that require students to study at school, especially first-year students.
“Studying at school poses a concern about the spread of the virus, which can be transmitted although all Cambodian students wear masks and wash hands with hand sanitisers and alcohol,” he said.
Vanna said most students travel by bus and metro, which are crowded.
“During the spread of Covid-19, Cambodian students here are concerned about infection and daily expenses. Their monthly expenses come from the support of their respective families,” he said.
In April, three Cambodian military trainees in the third year of general medicine at the Russian Military Medical University became infected with Covid-19 after being sent to a hospital for medical check-ups, according to a letter from the Cambodian Embassy in Russia to the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of National Defence.
That prompted Minister of National Defence Tea Banh to reminded all military trainees studying abroad to take care of their health to avoid infection.