Cambodia morning news for March 25

Cambodia morning news for March 25

Cambodia morning news

Cambodian economy will be ‘worst hit in Asean’ ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Kingdom will see losses amount to more than $390 million due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

31 French tourists infected with COVID-19 had traveled to multiple destinations in Cambodia before detection
The 31 French nationals who were all tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus over the weekend, had been traveling together since they arrived in Siem Reap on March 11.
— Khmer Times

Four more foreigners tested positive for COVID-19 in Kampong Cham
Four more passengers of Viking Cruise Journey were tested positive for COVID-19 after being quarantined in Kampong Cham province, raising the tally to 91, according to a provincial official.
— Khmer Times

Government mulls locking down any village with more than two migrant workers infected with COVID-19, says Sar Kheng
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today said the government is considering to lock down any villages where more than two migrant workers from Thailand are found to have contracted COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

New tax rates announced for businesses and employees
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has revised the tax rates for all business owners and employees in Cambodia. Employers were instructed to deduct employee taxes according to the new rates from February onwards. Taxpayers have to submit the tax declaration by the 20th of each month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Migrant Workers Rush Back As Thai Border Closed
The government in Thailand closed at least 19 checkpoints, including the major border crossing at Poipet town, causing thousands of Cambodian migrant workers to rush back to the country over the weekend.
— VOA Khmer

All three French family members infected with COVID-19 within nine days
The latest Covid-19 victim, a 28 year woman with a four month old infant, tested positive on Monday, was under a 14 day isolation period when the symptoms struck.
— Khmer Times

Search on for migrants who skipped virus checks
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered provincial authorities to seek out migrant workers who returned from Thailand and conduct checks on them for the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Jack Ma-linked foundations to donate medical supplies
The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation announced yesterday they are donating 1.8 million face masks and 210,000 coronavirus test kits to more countries including Cambodia to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
— Khmer Times

Ministry holds competition to develop COVID-19 education app
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is calling upon members of the public to join a competition to create a mobile application that highlights important information on COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia gets $1.6M for Covid-19 response from German gov’t
In light of Cambodia confirming 91 Covid-19 cases, Germany announced on Tuesday that it will provide €1.5 million ($1,618,000) to help support the Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Wing Makes Donation to Help Cambodians in South Korea amid Covid-19 Outbreak
Wing made a donation of USD 5,000 for Cambodians living, working and studying in South Korea through the Cambodian Embassy to buy masks and sanitizers, to protect them from the outbreak of Covid- 19.
— Khmer Times

Sokha trial delay mutually agreed
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has agreed to temporarily suspend the court case involving Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha, who is accused of conspiring with a foreign power to topple the government, due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan grants over $300 million for social projects
The Japanese government yesterday pledged approximately $310 million to the Kingdom for the implementation of five projects which promotes economic and social development.
— Khmer Times

Two Cambodian men fully recover from COVID-19
Two Cambodian men receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 in Tboung Khmum province have fully recovered and discharged from hospital, according to a provincial administration officials.
— Khmer Times

River Cruise Passengers Finish Quarantine
53 out of more than 60 tourists who were aboard the Viking Cruise and isolated in Kampong Cham province were allowed to leave the Mekong Hotel on the evening of March 24, 2020 after 14 days of quarantine and three COVID-19 tests.

Village bans outsiders to keep out virus
Krabei Chrum village in Kbal Romeas commune, Sesan district, in Stung Treng province, has banned outsiders from entering to keep the Covid-19 pandemic out.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asean, EU on COVID-19 – international cooperation and coordination essential
A common criteria or set of guidelines for determining when and how to impose time-limited travel restrictions would be a useful step to think ahead.
— Khmer Times

Ministry: Update worker contact info
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has told factories, companies and hotel owners across the Kingdom to keep up-to-date contact details of their workers in case they need to be contacted if a Covid-19 outbreak occurs in the workplace.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry to build $7 million radar station in Kampong Thom
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology will build a $7 million radar station in Kampong Thom province next year, to monitor and analyse natural phenomena and forecast the weather more quickly and accurately.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom steps up TB fight
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world.
— The Phnom Penh Post

British Nurses Stranded In Cambodia
Wigan natives Elaine Morley and Dianne Tomlinson, along with colleagues Val Travis and Anna Williams, were enjoying the trip of a lifetime, travelling across Asia since the start of the month.

Belgian drug convict seeks vindication in Appeal Court
A Belgian national sentenced to life in prison for being involved in the trafficking of more than one kilogramme of cocaine from Brazil in 2018 is appealing to have his conviction overturned after claiming innocence.
— Khmer Times

Dispute over number held for disseminating fake news
The National police told The Post that nine people were sent to court for sharing fake news about Covid-19 infections, while NGO Licadho claimed 19 people were arrested, 13 of whom were released.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hunt for driver over timber concealment in truck in K Thom
Kampong Thom Forestry Administration officers are on the lookout for the owner of a lorry which attempted to transport six cubic meters of second-grade timber concealed under charcoal in Kakoh commune, in Santuk district, Kampong Thom province, on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post



Feature photo John Le Fevre

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


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