Cambodia morning news for April 13

Cambodia morning news for April 13

Cambodia morning news‘Please, we are not animals’: virus fears weigh on Cambodia’s garment workers
Climbing onto a crowded truck each morning, Cambodian seamstress Sim Samphor cannot help but worry about catching the coronavirus that has closed down most of the country in recent weeks.
— Thomson Reuters Foundation

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Government Issues New Decision on Travel Restriction
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered to ban travels from Phnom Penh to the provinces, effective from 24:00 on 9 April 2020 to 24:00 on 16 April 2020, according to the government’s latest decision issued on 10 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Cambodia: Foreign couple test positive for Covid-19, 122 in total
Cambodia on Sunday (April 12) confirmed that a foreign couple was tested positive for the Covid-19 (coronavirus), raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 122.
— The Star

Vietnam Airlines divests stake in Cambodia Angkor Air
Vietnam’s national flag carrier is divesting its stake in Cambodia Angkor Air and has also signed a contract to sell five aircraft.
— VN Express

Two Malaysians treated and cured of COVID-19 in Cambodia, bringing total cured to 77
Cambodia’s treatment and recovery rate of COVID-19 positive patients continue to be high with two cases testing negative over two consecutive tests.
— Khmer Times

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Southeast Asian Ministers Endorse Plans for Pandemic Fund
Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and discussed a planned video summit of their leaders with counterparts from China, Japan and South Korea.
— VOA Khmer

NagaWorld dismisses statement that a Canadian male infected with COVID-19 is an employee
NagaWorld’s Chief Human Resource Officer, Hein Dames told Fresh News that they have checked their personnel records and do not have any employee working there under that description and especially one who has been tested COVID-19 positive.
— Fresh News

Royal Plowing Ceremony in Kampong Thom Province Suspended
The annual Royal Plowing ceremony, planned in Kampong Thom central province this year, will be postponed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

British authorities organise flight to London, scheduled for Monday, April 13
In a post on the French Embassy Phnom Penh’s website, a flight to London for European nationals has been announced.
— Khmer Times

Australian citizens arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport for their long flight home
Passengers have begun forming long lines for the Australian Embassy’s flight from Phnom Penh International Airport to Sydney, Australia due to depart at 3:35 pm this afternoon.
— Khmer Times

Khmer Traditional New Year To Begin on Monday
The Cambodian people will celebrate next week, from April 13 to 16 their traditional New Year, one of the biggest festivals in the country.

US Government Wishes Cambodian People a Joyous and Peaceful New Year
The Government of the United States convey their best wishes to the Cambodian people for a joyous and peaceful Khmer New Year on 13 April, according to the US Embassy Phnom Penh’s Facebook page on 10 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Endangered river terns spotted in Kratie and Stung Treng
The wild animal conservation team has spotted rare river terns in the flooded areas of Kratie and Stung Treng provinces.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: Cambodia’s National Assembly Enacts Draft Law on Governing the Country in State of Emergency
The National Assembly of Cambodia has enacted the draft law on governing the country in state of emergency in a plenary session held on 10 April 2020.
— Fresh News

Party Urges Villagers to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has urged villagers in Thbong Khmum province to be vigilant towards COVID-19 and join the battle against transmissions.

Agriculture ministry to look into declining mango prices
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries have issued an immediate measure in response to the problem of local mango pricing nationwide.
— Khmer Times

High yielding potato varieties unveiled
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries have released the results of research into potato farming with potential high yields.
— Khmer Times

Prisons Department Gets Five Inmates Tested, All Negative For COVID-19
A prisons official on Friday said five inmates across the country had been tested for the novel coronavirus, all results returning negative, with all prisons, housing around 38,000 prisoners, being sanitized to prevent the spread of the virus.
— VOA Khmer

Workers Welcome Government’s Preventive Measures, Despite Disappointment of New Year Holiday Postponed
As the Khmer New Year holidays have been postponed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, factory workers have not returned to their homeland, but go to work as usual at the appeal of the government.

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5,000 tuk tuk drivers given COVID-19 care packs
Five thousand tuk tuk driver-partners from different ride-hailing apps have received care packages in Phnom Penh to support them in their crucial role in the battle against COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Coming Home in COVID-19 Times: Migrant Workers Follow Cambodia’s Directives
Last March, more than 50, 000 Cambodian migrant workers came home, returning from Thailand before the Thai authorities closed the border on March 23 as a measure to curb the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Cambodianess

Cambodian PM to Attend Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19 via Video Conference
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the N of Cambodia, together with ASEAN and the Plus Three Leaders, has concurred to participate in the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19 next week.

Education minister urges citizens not to travel
The Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron via the MoEYS’s official Facebook page, addressed the recent order of the government on inter-province travel ban to help curb the coronavirus spread.
— Khmer Times

PM Thanks His Compatriots for Their Understanding over Travel Restrictions
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed thanks to his compatriots for their understanding over the travel restrictions within the country.

Special Report: How China Becomes Cambodia’s Largest Rice Market (Video inside)
Cambodia, a country devastated by civil war for decades, after Pol Pot genocidal regime on 7 January 1979, people started to cultivate rice to supply families and local market.
— Fresh News

Electronic payment partners boost central bank’s efforts
The increase in numbers of financial services such as banks and mobile platform payment services across the Kingdom has aided the efforts of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) to boost circulation of the riel within the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, China Wrap up Second Round of FTA Negotiations
Cambodia and China have wrapped up their second round of negotiations on free trade agreement (FTA), citing the progress of working groups from each side.

Cambodia-Japan bilateral trade reach $366 Million in first two months of the year
The two-way trade between Cambodia and Japan was valued at $366 million in the first two months of this year, a 3.9 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

The CDC approves investment projects worth $13.9 Million
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved four investment projects with a combined capital investment valued at $13.9 million and expected to create 3,315 jobs.
— Khmer Times

Food Stockpile Increase Urged for Domestic Demand amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged for an increase of agricultural cultivation to ensure food stockpile in response to the fatal COVID-19 pandemic.



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