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Hun Sen of Cambodia Cuts G20 Journey Brief After Testing Constructive for Covid

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BALI, Indonesia — Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia stated on Tuesday that he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus and that his delegation would minimize quick its journey to Bali for the Group of 20 summit.

Mr. Hun Sen met with greater than a dozen world leaders prior to now three days, together with President Biden, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. All of them had flown to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, for the assembly of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations, which began Saturday.

The White Home instructed reporters on Tuesday that Mr. Biden had examined adverse that morning and was not thought-about an in depth contact, as outlined by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

In a Fb publish, Mr. Hun Sen wrote that earlier than leaving Cambodia, he had been examined on daily basis, together with simply earlier than boarding his aircraft to Bali, an Indonesian island.

“It’s fortunate that I didn’t be a part of the dinner that was organized by the French authorities with a number of heads of states final night time, since I arrived late,” he stated.

Mr. Hun Sen stated the Cambodia delegation would return residence Tuesday and that he would skip the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation summit in Bangkok later within the week, the place he had been scheduled to satisfy with China’s prime chief, Xi Jinping, and President Emmanuel Macron of France.

Mr. Hun Sen and Mr. Biden shook palms in Phnom Penh on Saturday. Neither was sporting a masks. They later had a gathering that lasted about half an hour. On Monday night time, Mr. Biden coughed whereas chatting with reporters and instructed them that he had come down with a chilly.

Solar Narin contributed reporting from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Jim Tankersley from Bali.

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