Cambodia morning news for March 24

Cambodia morning news for March 24

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia Reports Three New Cases of COVID-19 Today
Cambodia reported only three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today, compared to 31 cases yesterday, pointed out the Ministry of Health in a new press release.

Sudden explosion of Cambodians returning from Thailand before border closure, will affect fight against Coronavirus
Ly Sovann, director of the MoH’s Communicable Disease Control Department, has on Sunday called on citizens, who have just returned from abroad, to self-quarantine at home for 14 days and to contact a hotline if they have any suspicious symptoms.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia almost sealed off after borders close
The Kingdom yesterday found itself almost sealed off after Thailand and Laos closed their borders amid coronavirus fears.
— Khmer Times

Two Vietnamese Carry COVID-19 From Cambodia
Two Vietnamese returning to the southern province of Tay Ninh from Cambodia have raised the total coronavirus infections in the country to 118.

Chinese Doctors Arrive in Cambodia to Share COVID-19 Experiences
A team of seven Chinese doctors with experience treating Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in Cambodia on Monday to share their experiences with Cambodian healthcare workers.
— Cambodianess

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Cambodia to activate pre-emptive measures against COVID-19 pandemic
Prime Minister Hun Sen, responding aggressively to the widening outbreak of COVID-19 in Cambodia, has instructed all provincial authorities to establish specific buildings as a preemptive measure to combat the virus.
— Khmer Times

13 provinces and capital of Cambodia hit by COVID-19 pandemic
As of Sunday, March 22, 13 out of Cambodia’s 25 provinces have reported COVID-19 positive patients and within a spate of 10 days, has seen the number infected shoot to 84 as of Sunday night.
— Khmer Times

Linked to Viral Outbreak, Cambodian Muslims Facing Backlash
Saros Abdullah was furious last Wednesday. Seated in a narrow lane at Phnom Penh’s Phsar Tuol Sangke, the Cambodian Muslim chicken seller was seething at the comments she was reading on Facebook about her community causing the spread of coronavirus in Cambodia.
— VOA Khmer

31 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Sihanoukville
31 COVID-19 patients are receiving medical treatment at the hotel in Preah Sihanouk province where they have been quarantined, according to a health official.
— Khmer Times

Factories pressured to close amid pandemic concerns
Pressure is mounting to keep workers living in Phnom Penh at home as Covid-19 infections spread across the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Garment Workers Concerned Over Potential Coronavirus Spread in Crowded Factories
At 11:30 am in Kandal’s Takmao district, garment workers, many with surgical masks covering their faces, are streaming out of a factory during their lunch break. As they pass the factory gate, they wash their hands with alcohol, repeating the safety measure when they return.
— VOA Khmer

Schools cum hospitals, 1,000 back unchecked
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered provincial authorities throughout the Kingdom to use temporarily closed schools as makeshift hospitals and has told relevant officials to prepare facilities there for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
— The Phnom Penh Post

As Hong Kong urges public to self-regulate to curb COVID-19, would Cambodia follow suit?
Besides urging Cambodians to practice self hygiene and social distancing, a concept still alien in Cambodia, many Cambodians are still oblivious to the dangers they are posing to themselves and others around them.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng orders officials to ensure returning workers from Thailand self-isolate
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered relevant local authorities to search for hundreds of Cambodian migrant workers who have just returned from Thailand and have them self-isolated to contain COVID-19 pandemic in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Casino workers protest unpaid wages
Nearly a hundred employees of Sihanoukville’s Yaduoli Casino yesterday staged a protest over outstanding wages after the company failed to pay them.
— Khmer Times

Dubai eyes trade with Asean members including Cambodia
Cambodia is cited as one of the top destinations for Dubai exports according to The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It’s further indication of the UAE city’s expanding Asian marketplace with Indonesia and Malaysia joining Thailand and Singapore as countries identified as having the greatest potential for bilateral trade in future.
— Khmer Times

Families propose lake restoration in Kratie province
More than 30 families in two villages in Kratie province have proposed the restoration of a 10ha natural lake named Boeung Ron to store water and irrigate the surrounding lakes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Irrigation improvements aid farmers water woes
A ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology official told The Post on Monday that the government built 2,483 irrigation systems last year, which have supplied water to more than 1,835,422ha of rice fields among nearly three million hectares of farmland.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The unknown variable in​ de-dollarisation
As the 40th anniversary for the reintroduction of the riel approaches, Khmer Times has interviewed numerous Cambodians from all walks of life and all parts of the Kingdom to gauge feeling about the move.
— Khmer Times

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Electronic settlements encouraged
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is encouraging the use of electronic methods for settlements rather than using cash to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

New Weather Radar Planned in Kampong Thom Province
New weather radar is planned to build in Kampong Thom central province, and the construction is scheduled for next year.

Japan to Provide US$310 Million for Social and Economic Development in Cambodia
Japanese government has decided to provide US$310 million of its official development assistance to Cambodia for economic and social development.

Kong Mas prison sentence upheld
The Court of Appeal in Svay Rieng province on Monday upheld the decision to sentence Kong Mas, a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) member, to serve a one-and-a-half year prison sentence after he was found guilty of insulting the government and inciting violence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police burn trucks transporting illegal timber in Veal Veng
Veal Veng district military police in Pursat province on Monday burned three lorries at the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary after they were found to be transporting timber illegally. The drivers escaped.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fire in petrol bunker sees three injured
A 12-year-old boy and two adults were burnt by a petrol container explosion at Ou Ambel commune, Serei Sophoan district, in Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo focuses on COVID-19 in Asean.


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