Cambodia morning news for March 26

Cambodia morning news for March 26

Cambodia morning news

Hun Sen Contemplating State of Emergency
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced that he is contemplating requesting the King to declare a state of emergency. His claims he is yet to make a decision, but admits it is a possibility.
— Cambodianess

Six New COVID-19 Cases; Four from Already-Quarantined Viking Journey Cruise
The Cambodian government confirmed six new coronavirus cases in the country; two additional cases from a French tour group in Sihanoukville and four from the Viking Journey Cruise, whose passengers were quarantined two weeks ago.
— VOA Khmer

Small Country, Big Heart: Cambodia Announces Free Treatment for All Covid-19 Patients
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Covid-19, announced to offer free treatment to any patient of Covid-19, local and foreign.
— Fresh News

Cambodia gets ready with more than 3,000 rooms for COVID-19 patients
To be ready for any potential spike in COVID-19 pandemic victims, the government has reserved more than 3,000 rooms for potential patients.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian quarantine methods critics get Covid-19
An American couple that criticised Cambodian quarantine methods to a US-based newspaper was tested Covid-19 positive, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Hun Sen Orders Vendors Not to Increase Price of Facemasks
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday urged authorities to investigate and take legal action against all clinics that increasing the price of facemasks.
— Cambodianess

Approval granted for investment in production of face masks
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted approval to HK Burltex Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to build a factory for producing face masks and all kinds of bags, according to the CDC’s statement released Tuesday.
— Khmer Times

GMAC appeals to stakeholders to join hands to tackle manufacturing woes caused by Coronavirus
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has called for collaboration from all stakeholders in facing the critical situation caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Government Struggles to Monitor Returning Migrant Workers for Coronavirus
Only 35 of the around 15,000 Cambodian migrant workers who returned to the country from Thailand have been tested for the coronavirus, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng admitting the government was incapable of testing everyone.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia steps up COVID-19 awareness campaign as infected numbers rise to 91
The Premier expressed his profound thanks to the authorities at all levels for their efforts in raising public awareness on preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Preah Sihanouk moves to identify potential patients
The Health Ministry and Preah Sihanouk province officials are searching to identify people who may have come across 31 French nationals who tested positive COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Donors give $9M to fight virus
PRIME Minister Hun Sen announced that the government had received nearly $9 million from Cambodian donors for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There are 96 who tested positive in the Kingdom as of Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Village lockdowns mulled if returning workers have COVID-19
Authorities are in the process of locating and identifying the majority of about 15,000 migrant workers who fled back to the Kingdom on Sunday before Thailand closed its borders.
— Khmer Times

Keeping coronavirus at bay with disinfection
Some ministries and state institutions are spraying alcohol to disinfect their premises and take other sanitation measures to keep COVID-19 at bay.
— Khmer Times

Covid-19 brings chaos to textile industry
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Tuesday urged factories not to suspend shipments of goods that have already been produced as well as those in production.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia COVID-19 status: Six effectively cured, four Cambodians and two foreigners
The Ministry of Health announced late yesterday that a total of six COVID-19 infected patients have been successfully treated and cured of the disease and discharged from hospital, as of Tuesday night.
— Khmer Times

Six Cambodians stranded in Malaysia return
Six Cambodians who have been stranded in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Phnom Penh this evening.
— Khmer Times

ANA finds temple remains
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has uncovered remnants of an old French-style building while excavating the area around the Lo Lai temple in Prasat Bakong commune, Prasat Bakong district, in Siem Reap province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chloramine B not virus disinfectant
The Ministry of Health will take legal action against Facebook user Eva Cambodia after the user advertised the sale of chloramine B as a disinfectant against the novel coronavirus.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank
Kampong Chan provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June.
— Khmer Times

Japan-Cambodia National Road 5 renovation project locked in
The Japanese and Cambodian governments have inked a financial cooperation agreement for the renovation of National Road 5 spanning 366 kilometres from Kandal province’s Prek Kdam area to Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.
— Khmer Times

Flights decline due to coronavirus
The number of international flights to and from Cambodia’s three airports in March is forecast to decline by around 40 per cent compared to December last year, since the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Star Vegas casino operations suspended following closure of Thailand-Cambodia border due to COVID-19
The Star Vegas Hotel and Casino in Poipet, Cambodia has suspended operations following an announcement by the government of Thailand this week that the border crossing between the two countries would be closed for two weeks.
— Khmer Times

Casino workers end protest
Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training director Yov Khemara said on Wednesday that 170 workers at the Hao Cheng Casino in village III, Commune IV, in Sihanoukville had accepted their salaries to end their protest. Some 100 others decided to continue working.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ex-monk held for stabbing man to death in Mondulkiri
Mondulkiri provincial police are questioning a former monk for stabbing another to death after a verbal dispute at a pagoda in Pou Chrei commune, Pech Chreada district, on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Takeo police burn marijuana plants, hunt for suspects
Takeo provincial authorities are probing suspects behind marijuana plantations in three communes in Kiri Vong district, after destroying the plants cultivated in 14 locations totalling 9,971sqm.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Eight charged over protected land encroachment
Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district.
— Khmer Times

1 Dead, 5 Injured In Toul Kork Fire
An old woman was killed and 5 injured in a fire that broke out at 5.30 pm on 25 March 2020, on St. 146 in Depo, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.


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