Covid-19: Cambodia halts rice, padi exports

Cambodia has suspended all white rice and padi exports starting April 5 to secure domestic supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the measure was a preventive strategy that was important during an emergency, as Covid-19 was spreading in many countries, including Cambodia.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, he said the decision to suspend padi and white rice exports would ensure better padi stockpiles in the country.

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