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Hun Sen Preps State of Emergency Law, Warns Rights Advocate

Prime Minister Hun Sen said a new law on declaring a state of emergency is coming soon as the country’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed to 107 on Monday.

Casinos, Rice Latest Sectors Hit by Covid-19 Restrictions

The nation’s casino and rice industries are the latest sectors to face restrictions as part of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving some casino workers worried about lost income and the rice sector largely unfazed.

Two More Covid-19 Cases Raise Infection Count to 98

The Health Ministry confirmed two more cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease late Thursday, and another recovered patient, bringing the nation’s total number of infections since January to 98.

Workers Protest Suspension Without Pay, Lenders Quiet on Loan Deferrals

Workers at a Kampong Speu shoe factory protested on Thursday, accusing the owner of suspending them from work without agreeing to pay partial salaries as companies would be required to according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Garment Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Amid Virus Pandemic

Nearly 1,000 garment workers protested outside a Phnom Penh factory on Wednesday after the owner failed to pay their regular wages, which the company said was due to declining payments from buyers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Six New Covid-19 Cases, Four Recovered, as Total Infections Reach 93

Six more Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, all foreign nationals, while four Cambodians have recovered and were released from hospital quarantine after testing negative for the virus, officials said.

Amid Outbreak, Hun Sen Weighs State of Emergency Declaration

Amid the global Covid-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said the government was considering declaring a state of emergency, raising concerns among some about potential civil rights restrictions.

As Covid-19 Cases Rise, 17 Arrested Over ‘Fake News’ Internet Posts

At least 17 people have been arrested since January over their unverified claims about Covid-19, criticisms of the government’s outbreak response and other online posts deemed “fake news” by authorities, a human rights organization said on Tuesday.

Migrant Workers Return Home Amid Covid-19 Fears, Border Closures

Thousands of migrant workers from Thailand and Vietnam returned to Cambodia in the last week, as governments closed borders in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Cambodia Sees Largest Single-Day Rise in Covid-19 Cases, Now at 84

The Health Ministry reported 31 new Covid-19 cases late Sunday, marking the nation’s largest number of new confirmed cases in a single day and bringing the total infection count to 84 since January.

‘Very Lonely’: Muslims Face Discrimination as Virus Cases Rise

Hel Sari says his recent feelings of isolation are not the result of quarantine, social distancing or other measures intended to halt the spread of Covid-19.

Cambodia’s Covid-19 Cases Reach 51, With 43 This Week

Cambodia’s Covid-19 infection count has risen to 51, with four new cases announced by the Health Ministry late on Friday.

Cambodia to Suspend Travel In and Out of Vietnam, Virus Cases Up to 47

The nation’s Covid-19 total case count rose to 47 on Thursday, as the government announced that it will temporarily suspend travel between Cambodia and Vietnam for both nations’ citizens, effective late Friday.

Covid-19 Cases Rise to 35, Over 20 Linked to Malaysia Gathering

Cambodia confirmed two new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number of infections to 35, including 22 Cambodians and 13 foreign nationals, a Health Ministry official said.

Cambodia’s Covid-19 Infection Tally Doubles to 24

Cambodia confirmed 12 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, doubling the nation’s previous infection count, which now stands at 24, the Health Ministry said.

Anti-Logging Activists Released With Warning From Kratie Court

Four anti-logging activists were let go on Monday after being questioned by a provincial court prosecutor and labeled as suspects by local authorities, following their detention by a timber company with a land concession next to Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Schools Shut, Travel Advisory Issued as Covid-19 Cases Reach 12

The government on Monday ordered all schools shut nationwide until further notice, and advised citizens not to travel to several countries due to coronavirus fears, as Cambodia reported five more Covid-19 cases over the weekend, all people who recently entered the country from abroad.

Cambodia to Block Travelers From Five Western Nations, Close Schools

Cambodia will ban entry for foreigners traveling from five Western nations for 30 days, beginning on Tuesday, and close schools in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap City in an effort to halt the spread of Covid-19, government ministries said on Saturday.

Canadian, Belgian Test Positive for Covid-19 in Cambodia

Two more foreign nationals have tested positive for the Covid-19 respiratory disease in Cambodia, bringing the nation’s total number of cases to seven, the Health Ministry said late Friday.

US Troubled by Kem Sokha Prosecutors’ ‘Fabricated Conspiracy Theories’

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia on Thursday raised concerns that prosecutors are introducing “fabricated conspiracy theories” about the U.S. into the ongoing trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha.