Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 2 – At least four more Cambodian peacekeepers in Mali were tested positive of Covid-19, tallying to 10, spokesperson of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces Phal Samorn confirmed to Fresh News on 2 June 2020.

Samorn told Fresh News that among the 10 confirmed cases; one deceased identified as Major General Sar Savy; two recovered; and seven others are being hospitalised. Among the seven, two had serious conditions.

Nowadays, the Kingdom has deployed 800 peacekeepers, 80 female, to Lebanon, South Sudan, Mali and the Central African Republic, working as gendarmeries, observers, and staff in the fields of demining, construction, and airport engineering. Of those, 300 are based at five different areas in Mali, including Kidal, Tessalit, Gao, Mopti, and Timbuktu.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent over 6,300 peacekeepers, 285 females, to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic, according to Cambodia's National Center for Peacekeeping Forces and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.