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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its new Delta variant including temporarily closing border gates to Vietnam and Thailand.
The numbers of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Cambodia have shown no sign of slowing down recently, with continued growth in infections outside Phnom Penh capital and imported cases.
Amid COVID-19-related developments, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered forces along the borders to stop all unauthorised cross-border traffic and ensure that anyone returning from Thailand follows quarantine rules.
Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which has been registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World since 2009, has launched a digital database to access the largest archive of the Khmer Rouge regime’s prison system records.
Sam Rainsy, former president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was sentenced on December 30 to four years in jail after being found guilty of insulting Interior Minister Sar Kheng over a claim that the Cambodian government killed former national police chief Hok Lungdy in 2008.
Cambodia’s Ministry of Health has lifted its restrictions on restaurants and shops which were ordered to close due to the “November 28 community incident”, Minister of Health Mam Bunheng has said.
Cambodia's economy is projected to contract 2 percent in 2020 but recover to a four percent growth next year, the World Bank forecast in its latest economic update for Cambodia entitled Restrained Recovery.
Cambodia’s Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19 on December 4 announced new regulations on the implementation of disease prevention measures and quarantine for all travelers entering the country, which will be effective from December 12.
Two-way trade between Cambodia and the United States (US) has remained strong even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodia's famed Angkor Archeological Park received 398,485 international visitors during the first 10 months of this year, down 78 percent year-on-year, said a press statement released to media on November 2.
Figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries show that Cambodia shipped 174,391 tonnes of milled rice to European countries, up 32 percent, and 194,441 tonnes others to the Chinese market, up 36 percent.
Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people.
The Cambodian National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported that the ongoing floods have so far killed 39 people, with 22 in Banteay Meanchey province.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed on October 22 morning that severe flooding has claimed 36 lives, with Banteay Meanchey province being hardest hit with 19 fatalities.
Cambodia predicted that international visitors to its famous Angkor Archeological Park will start to rebound gradually from next year if COVID-19 vaccines are available, a spokesman of the Ministry of Tourism has said.
Seventy-nine garment factories in Kampong Speu and Kandal provinces and Phnom Penh have been affected by flooding, and at least 40 of them have temporarily suspended their operations, the Phnom Penh Post quoted the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesman Heng Sour as saying.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Cambodia will be the third-fastest growing economy in ASEAN next year and fastest growing economy in the region by 2025.
Cambodia’s fisheries export slumped by over 84 percent during January-September, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Cambodia’s poverty rate could nearly double to 17.6 percent and unemployment could rise to 4.8 percent, according to a policy brief that assesses the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Cambodia released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on October 8.
Thailand and Cambodia have reaffirmed their commitment to working closely to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through various bilateral cooperation projects, such as those concerning public health along their border areas.