A 21 year old exchange student to Ireland tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, the Health Commission of Guangdong Province said in a statement.
The man flew from Dublin, Ireland, to Doha, Qatar, on March 20 on Qatar Airways QR0018. He then flew with Qatar Airways QR0970 to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he landed on March 21.
He spent a week in Cambodia before departing from Phnom Penh International Airport taking Cambodia Angkor Air flight K6668 to Guangzhou, China, on March 27.
At his arrival he complained about having a bad cough and other symptoms of COVID-19 during his stay in Cambodia. He was tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.
His test result showed positive for COVID-19 the next day, on March 28, and a CT scan revealed that he suffered from pneumonia and he was transferred to Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital for quarantine and treatment.