Cambodia morning news for March 16

Cambodia morning news for March 16

Cambodia morning news

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh schools face temporary closure amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport today announced a temporary vacation for all public and private schools in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap town from today until further notice.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Bans Entry From Five Countries, Records Two New Virus Cases
Cambodia has banned entry of foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and United States for 30 days effective March 17th, as Phnom Penh recorded two more cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday.
— VOA Khmer

COVID-19: Into the abyss as global recession looms (video)
The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) represents nothing short of a total failure by the top global body that nations rely on to formulate public health policies and protect citizens to do its job.
— AEC News Today

Virus cases now upped to 12 in Kingdom
CAMBODIAN health authorities went on a race against time to trace passengers on a flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh after Frenchman Michelle Dizon Cruz, 35, was confirmed with Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘We’re not being quarantined. We’re being detained.’ Americans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic
When Ryan Knapp and his wife booked a Viking River cruise along the Mekong Delta, they thought it would be a dream trip – a chance to finally see Angkor Wat, the stunning Buddhist temple complex, and explore other parts of Cambodia.
— Yahoo News

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TOP NEWS: PM Hun Sen Bans All Cambodians from Travelling to EU, US, and Iran
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a circular on 15 March 2020 urging Cambodian people to refrain from travelling to Europe, the United States, and Iran to avoid Covid-19 pandemic.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s eighth COVID-19 case: Frenchman tests positive
The Health Ministry announced today that a 35-year-old French national tested positive for COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, the eighth case of COVID-19 detected in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Entry ban for Iranians to combat COVID-19 mulled
Cambodia is considering banning entry of Iranians into Cambodia as an added measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Canadian International School disinfected after COVID-19 find
Authorities have conducted an antibacterial cleaning operation at CIS (Canadian International School ) on Koh Pich, after the discovery of a case of Covid-19 on a 49-year-old Canadian male working there.
— Khmer Times

Two COVID-19 patients from Viking Cruise Journey transferred to capital
Two British nationals who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week were transferred today to a hospital in the capital at the request of the British Embassy.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen defends Kingdom’s COVID-19 containment measures
Prime Minister Hun Sen today called for understanding from foreign embassies whose citizens were aboard the Viking Cruise Journey over his decision to prohibit the transfer of the passengers to the capital.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen appeals again to people to remain calm
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen has once again called on the people to remain calm in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Khmer Times

No hidden COVID-19 cases in Kingdom: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today challenged ill-intentioned individuals to take an oath before accusing the government of hiding the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

US pledges $2 million aid to combat COVID-19
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has offered an additional $2 million in aid to Cambodia for risk communication, community engagement, and laboratory support in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap students move to eLearning amid coronavirus
Following the temporary closure of schools in Siem Reap town amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport today launched e-Learning courses for the affected students.
— Khmer Times

Japan to assist tackle Mekong flood and droughts
The Government of Japan Friday granted JPY 412 million or approximately US$3.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to advance its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting functions.
— Khmer Times

IMF, CRF to cooperate on rice research and studies
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Cambodia and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) have agreed to cooperate to undertake research and studies on the rice sector in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap Man Arrested for “Fake News” on COVID-19, Sar Kheng Defends Arrests
Siem Reap provincial police have arrested a man and sent him to court for allegedly posting fake news on social media about the coronavirus outbreak, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng on the same day defending the arrests as an attempt to prevent chaos in society.
— VOA Khmer

Kampot Officials Make Underage Girl Publicly Apologize For Fake News, Revealing Her Identity
Kampot police officials on Wednesday made an underage student publicly apologize for allegedly spreading fake news in a private Facebook audio message, with police officials not revealing how they accessed her private texts.
— VOA Khmer

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Golden Dragon exercise kicks off in Kampot
The Kingdom and China today kicked off the annual military exercise in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district where about 3,000 soldiers of both nations descended upon a 10,000-hectare training area.
— Khmer Times

Khmer New Year celebrations face cancellations as COVID-19 fears mount
Svay Rieng administration hall on Saturday officially announced the cancellation of the Angkor Sankranta Festival, a four-day celebration of the Khmer New Year held in April, as COVID-19 fears mount in the Kingdom. The province is the second to do so following Siem Reap province’s cancellation earlier this month.
— Khmer Times

Water shortages raise alarm in PP
As temperatures rise across the Kingdom, several communes in Phnom Penh are reporting water shortages.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Imported intestines sent for further tests
The Ministry of Commerce’s Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (Camcontrol) in Preah Sihanouk province has sent samples of pigs’ intestines from six containers to a laboratory in Phnom Penh for quality checks.
— The Phnom Penh Post

1,000 containers with raw material offer relief to Kingdom’s factories
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday announced the arrival of 12 ships containing more than 1,000 containers of raw materials from China at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port to supply struggling garment factories in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom works to return artefacts looted during war
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said experts from the ministry are working to ensure the return of artefacts that were looted from the Kingdom during wartime periods and are currently in the US.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Man escapes armed attempted robbery
Kampong Speu provincial police have sent nine men to the provincial court after they were arrested on March 13 for attempting to rob a man in Beng village, Samrong Tong district’s Pneay commune armed with swords and meat cleavers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bull elephant kills M’kiri boy
A 10-year-old boy was killed when a bull elephant struck him off of his motorbike and threw him against a tree with its trunk. The incident happened on Saturday in Lbaing II commune, Lumphat district, Ratanakiri Province
— The Phnom Penh Post



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