Cambodia morning news for March 30

Cambodia morning news for March 30

Cambodia morning news

Health Ministry Discourages Self Coronavirus Rapid Testing
The Ministry of Health has once again called on people not to use self COVID-19 rapid testing, explaining that there is no any rapid test kit recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
— AKP

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Government Imposes Temporary Entry Restrictions into the Kingdom
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a press release on Saturday regarding travel restrictions issued by the Royal Government of Cambodia in relation to the Covid-19.
— Fresh News

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Confirms One New Case of Covid-19, Tallying to 103; 21 Recovered
Cambodia confirmed one new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, adding up to 103, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 29 March 2020 (updated as of 7:42 a.m).
— Fresh News

Does Cambodia’s Coronavirus Bailout Really Add Up?
The Cambodian government’s response to the now worsening COVID-19 crisis had initially been woeful.
— The Diplomat

Flight To Chengdu Refused Into Chinese Airspace
On the morning of March 29, a flight from Phnom Penh to Chengdu was not allowed to enter China and was made to return to Cambodia.
CNE

False alarm over JC Airlines flight passengers from Sihanoukville to Nanchang, all tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 in China
All passengers on board a JC Airlines flight from Sihanoukville to Nanchang have been tested negative for COVID-19, this allaying fears of infection on board the aircraft.
— Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hints at Declaring State of Emergency; Criticizes Price Gouging
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday he was considering the possibility of declaring a state of emergency, though he said it in the middle of an irate speech criticizing price gouging.
— VOA Khmer

Implementation of heftier traffic fines on hold until May 1
The government has decided to postpone the implementation of heftier fines for traffic offenders until May 1 so there will be more time to train officials and to educate the public.
— Khmer Times

Two Indonesians Becomes Cambodia’s Latest COVID-19 Patients
They travelled from Thailand for the sole purpose of being treated for free in the country
— Cambodianess

Doctors treating COVID-19 patients at Khmer Soviet hospital take 15 day’s rotation
Doctors treating Covid-19 patients have agreed to a 15 day’s work routine followed by 15 day’s self isolation.
— Khmer Times

HOdo Group Donates One Million Face Masks to Cambodia
HOdo Group, a Wuxi-based textile and garment giant in China’s Jiangsu province and owner of Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone, has donated one million face masks to the Cambodian Red Cross for use in preventing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia.
— AKP

Sanitisers, masks seized in nationwide crackdown
The Ministry of Commerce’s General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention last week launched a campaign to check alcohol quality and mask selling prices at pharmacies in Phnom Penh and some provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officers detained for assault
Two military officers are being held for questioning at the Pailin provincial Military Police headquarters after they allegedly used violence on a disabled staff member at a utility firm in Sala Krao district on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jack Ma donated COVID-19 test kits arrive in Kingdom
The COVID-19 test kits donated by the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations to help the Kingdom’s fight against the virus have arrived at the Health Ministry, according to Minister Mam Bun Heng.
— Khmer Times

Migrant workers to isolate themselves
Migrant workers returning from Thailand are being told by the authorities to isolate themselves for 14 days in a bid to prevent a spread of COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Eight More COVID-19 Patients Recovered
Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning announced that eight more patients have recovered from the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
— AKP

Suspended factory workers demand partial pay
Nearly 200 factory workers of Jacka Shoes Manufactory Co Ltd in Kampong Speu province’s Samraong Tong district staged a protest after being suspended without due compensation.
— Khmer Times

What Does It Mean When a Country Declares a State of Emergency?
In the last few weeks, many countries have decided to declare a state of emergency in response to the rapid spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
— Fresh News

Ruling CPP Committed to Join Global Fight against COVID-19
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has expressed its strong determination to take part in combating COVID-19 pandemic and minimising social crisis.
— AKP

174 Chinese nationals at Svay Rieng tested negative for virus
All 174 Chinese nationals in a group, who were quarantined in Svay Rieng province have tested negative for COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

350 people in Siem Reap tested negative for coronavirus
Siem Reap Provincial Health Department said today, nearly 350 people in the province who had contact with a group of French nationals were clear of the virus.
— Khmer Times

Minister reiterates no more power shortage during the dry season
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has reiterated there will be no more power shortages during the dry season this year.
— Khmer Times

Royal Group supports medical community in Sihanoukville with special dispatch of FREE SIMs
Royal Group’s Cellcard today made a special delivery of more than 80 FREE SIM cards to doctors and medical staff in Sihanoukville giving them free voice and SMS for as long at the Covid-19 situation continues.
— Khmer Times

Stranded passengers petition UK for help
Some 10,521 foreigners in Cambodia, the bulk being from the UK, have signed an online petition calling on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and relevant officials to fly them out of the Kingdom. The petition is targeted at 15,000 foreigners.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Plenty of food’ for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times
A government ministry has reassured the public that there is no need to panic over potential food shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Vietnam to cooperate to repatriate Vietnamese nationals infected with COVID-19
Vietnam will provide Cambodia with medical equipment worth $100,000 to aid its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Approval in principle for three companies to explore gold, copper
The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Friday announced that three companies have been granted initial approval to carry out copper and gold exploration in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal soil excavators caught in act, ordered to shut
Police have shuttered two unauthorised soil excavation sites in Kralanh and Puok districts in Siem Reap province, while another illegal soil excavation site near the Bassac River in Kandal province’s Sithbo commune, in Takhmao town, was also stopped on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government to Reshuffle Its Members Next Week
The Royal Government of Cambodia will reshuffle its members early next week.
— AKP

Cambodia to pardon 155 detainees
A total of 155 inmates are expected to be pardoned by King Norodom Sihamoni or have their sentences reduced before the upcoming Khmer New Year on April 14 to 16, 2010.
The Manila Times

Spotlight on volunteers against COVID-19
The Kingdom has recorded a total of 103 COVID-19 confirmed cases with zero deaths so far, but health professionals are gearing up for the fight ahead.
— Khmer Times

Internet Access to Enable Video Conference at 3,000 Schools Pushed Through
Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports has partnered with a telecommunication company to enable video conference access at some 3,000 schools across Cambodia.
— AKP

Unicef promotes e-learning scheme
UNICEF has scaled up support in 145 countries, including Cambodia, to help children continue their studies after school closures around the world due to Covid-19.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World’s airlines seek emergency assistance from governments
The trade group of the world’s airlines is calling on governments in the Asia-Pacific region to extend emergency support to the industry devastated by the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, FFI Work to Preserve Nearly-extinct Siamese Crocodile
The Siamese crocodile is now extinct in 99 percent of its former range with fewer than 250 adults remain, mostly in Cambodia, according to Fauna and Flora International (FFI)’s record.
— AKP

Public urged to join Earth Hour tonight
WWF Cambodia today urged the public to participate in Earth Hour by turning off the lights at home for an hour at 8.30pm today.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Ready to Turn New Chapter of Relationship with U.S.
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has replied to U.S. Congressman for Florida’s Third District H.E. Ted S. Yoho’s recent letter, underlining Cambodia’s readiness to turn a new chapter of relationship with the U.S.
— AKP

Smart takes a different step to encourage social distancing among Cambodians
In light of the recent spread of COVID-19, many Cambodians are staying at home and limiting social activities as recommended by the government and World Health Organization.
— Khmer Times

NBC’s directive to restructure credit targeting four sectors
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Friday issued a directive to all banks and financial institutions to restructure credit for loans in four priority sectors, a move lauded by the private sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Public urged not to overlook road safety
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged officials and the public not to overlook traffic accidents as the Kingdom grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak, which has seen 103 cases of infections but no deaths as of Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kantha Bopha does surgeries on nearly 2,000
Seventy-one children have undergone successful heart operations and interventional catheterisation at the Kantha Bopha Children’s hospitals in Siem Reap province and Phnom Penh in March, the hospital said in its monthly report.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Cashew nut growers feel the pinch as their price plunge
A representative of a cashew growing association has said that market prices for the fruit have dramatically decreased in the last fortnight, blaming border restrictions and a reduction in demand.
— Khmer Times

Spitting ATM Foreigner Has No Virus, But Loves Jesus
According to the municipal police chief, a test on the foreign male detained after spitting on a banknote and leaving it on an ATM has come back as negative for COVID-19.
— CNE

Broker charged over $60,000 land fraud
Kandal provincial court charged and jailed a land broker accused of cheating a real estate company owner into buying more than 200 hectares of land owned by others in 2018.
— Khmer Times

Bushmeat seized in B’bang, Pursat, three sent to court
The Battambang provincial Department of Environment on Sunday detained three out of eight people for electrocuting 123 painted stork babies at the Prek Toal conservation area in Ek Phnom district.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mekong Delta rice farmers earn big from selling straw
Rice farmers in the Mekong Delta are earning higher incomes from selling rice straw left over from the harvested 2019-2020 winter-spring rice crop.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

 

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