Cambodia morning news for March 23

Cambodia morning news for March 23

Cambodia morning news

Virus tops 84 with new cases in S’ville
The Ministry of Health on Sunday night confirmed another 31 cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the Kingdom’s total to 84 and it highest daily tally. There have been no fatalities thus far.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sa Kaeo closes 19 Cambodian border checkpoints – Covid-19
Despite denials only days ago, all 19 checkpoints in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, two permanent and 17 temporary, along the border with Cambodia will be temporarily closed in a bid to stem the spread of the Covid-19 coronivirus.
— The Thaiger

Thailand issues new requirements for Cambodian visitors
The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has informed Cambodian citizens who wish to travel to Thailand they must obtain a health certificate and insurance worth at least $100,000.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese airlines suspend international routes, Cambodia included as Coronavirus wrecks havoc
Budget carriers Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air announced they will suspend operating routes to and from ASEAN countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia, from Friday March 20.
— Khmer Times

180 quarantined over contacts with coronavirus-infected people
Nearly 180 people have been quarantined in Kampong Cham and Preah Sihanouk provinces after having contacts with seven Malaysians and two French nationals who tested positive for COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Second COVID-19 victim in Cambodia cured, to be discharged today
Ministry of Health of Cambodia has said that a 65-year-old woman, who had earlier contracted COVID-19 while aboard the Viking Cruise Journey vessel, has tested negative twice for the disease and will be allowed to leave the hospital today.
— Khmer Times

112 who came into contact with infected man test negative for coronavirus
A total of 170 samples from 112 people, who had been in direct and indirect contact with a Cambodian man infected with COVID-19, have tested negative for the infection.
— Khmer Times

All COVID-19 patients in Kingdom doing well: Ministry
Health Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said today said the 50 patients in the Kingdom who contacted COVID-19s are doing well under medical treatment.
— Khmer Times

Two Cambodians living in South Korea test positive for COVID-19
Two Cambodian women living in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Long Dimanche, Cambodian ambassador to South Korea.
— Khmer Times

Switzerland travel advisory for Cambodians
The Embassy of Cambodia in Switzerland has issued a statement calling on Cambodians who are residing, working, studying or planning to enter the Swiss Confederation to be aware of preventative measures against COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19 in Cambodia: Breakdown by case up to 22/03/2020
As supplied to Khmer Times, this is the current breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Cambodia up to 22/03/2020.
— Khmer Times

Seven Chinese medical experts due Monday to join the fight against COVID-19
A team of seven medical experts from China are expected to arrive in Phnom Penh on Monday, 23 March at 8:30am via a special chartered plane.
— Khmer Times

Apathy amongst Cambodians contributes to COVID-19 rise
As medical heads all over are slamming their citizens for not coming forward for testing, especially when they knew they were exposed to COVID-19 victims, did not refrain from travel even when such orders were issued, Cambodia is facing a crisis of its own, albeit it not in the numbers as most other Asean numbers.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians Left in the Dark at Malaysian Religious Congregation
Participants at a religious congregation in Malaysia last month spent all day learning religious teachings. They prayed shoulder-to-shoulder, ate meals together and slept on narrow mattresses for three days.
— VOA Khmer

Public services get $7.67 million boost through World Bank grant
The World Bank has approved two complementary grants totalling $7.67 million to support social accountability in key public services such as health centres, primary schools, and local administrations in 10 provinces in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

King orders new appeal court staff appointments
King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of 18 judges across the three newly established regional Appeal Courts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Muslim foundation president urges Cambodian unity in COVID-19 fight
Cambodian Muslim Development Foundation president Othsman Hassan today urged all Cambodians to unite in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that discrimination against any minority group or race will only cause a rift between Khmers.
— Khmer Times

Government warns against spreading fake Covid-19 news
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng warned that those who spread misinformation about Covid-19 to disrupt society would be held accountable before the law.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry calls for home schooling
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Hang Chuon Naron appealed to parents of students to provide home education in a proper environment and help them obtain more learning materials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM thanks tycoon and wife for $500,000 donation to fight COVID-19
Prime Minister Hun Sen has sent a letter of appreciation to prominent businessman Oknha Kith Meng and his spouse for providing $500,000 to the government in support of preventative measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Colonial reservoir gate repairs to be complete before New Year
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has said that repair work on a colonial-era french watergate in the Angkor Archaeological Park is expected to be completed before Khmer New Year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials examine timber company for irregularities
After winning the rights to transfer large shipments of timber from Mondulkiri province to the rest of Cambodia, Try Pheap Import Export Co Ltd is being examined by 10 officials to ensure there are no irregularities in its operation, Mondulkiri provincial forestry administration director Um Van Sopheak said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japanese firm to conduct study on investment in aquaculture industry in Cambodia
A Japanese firm has been conducting a study on investment possibility in raising Tilapia – a freshwater fish species in Cambodia, according to JICA.
— Khmer Times

CEO held for fraud in S Reap
Over 200 individuals gathered in front of the Siem Reap Provincial Court last week to ask that Dim Suonnath, the CEO of a real estate company being held for fraud, take responsibility for compensating some 2,000 residents who invested with him. The request was denied.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Monks defrocked over drug use in Kampot pagodas
Four teenage monks from two different pagodas were sent to the chief of the pagoda for defrocking before being sent to the Drug Addict Relief Association.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police: Four held in death of 15-year-old, four more on the run
The Takeo Provincial Court charged four men on Saturday for killing a 15-year-old boy in Trapaing Koh village, in Tram Kak district’s Trapaing Thom Khang Tbong commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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