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Cambodian FM says “blame game” will only diminish global efforts against COVID-19

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said playing the "blame game" will only diminish global efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic and called for international solidarity, according to a statement from the foreign ministry released Friday.

Man tests positive for Covid-19 upon return from Malaysia

A 21-year-old migrant worker has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Cambodia from Malaysia on June 16, according to the Health Ministry, marking the 129th recorded case of the virus in the country since January 28.

Pandemic math not adding up in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen slashes national budget by 50% at a time the nation desperately needs Covid-19 relief spending.

Multilateralism “indispensable” to fight future pandemics: Cambodian FM

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Wednesday that multilateralism is "indispensable" to deal with future threats like pandemics effectively.

Group launches campaign in Cambodia to educate on Covid-19 prevention

The International Labor Organisation's Better Factories Cambodia has launched a campaign to educate garment, footwear and travel goods workers and drivers on how to prevent the Covid-19 infection while using collective transportation to travel to and from their factories each day, said its press release on Tuesday (June 16).

Cambodia requiring all tourists to pay $3,000 deposit to cover coronavirus testing, any possible...

Cambodia isn’t taking any chances on foreign travelers — and it certainly isn’t covering their medical expenses.

China, Cambodia to create ‘fast track’ for people and goods amid COVID-19

China and Cambodia will create a "fast track" for the movement of people and a "green corridor" for the flow of goods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement issued on Tuesday after a high-level bilateral virtual meeting.

Cambodia demands £2,400 ‘coronavirus deposit’ from arriving travellers

As tourism slowly resumes around the world, many nations are still reluctant to open their borders fully – with Cambodia imposing perhaps the toughest entry requirements of any country.

More Than 100 Cambodians Stranded in Malaysia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Return Home

More than 100 Cambodians students and workers stranded in Malaysia for up to four months without an income landed on a flight back home Tuesday, weeks after Prime Minister Hun Sen walked back a refusal to assist their return citing the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maker of Wine Product Linked to Seven Deaths on the Run, Officials Say

The manufacturer of a locally-made wine product has eluded authorities after seven people died and another 36 fell ill, including two who remain in serious condition, after drinking the methanol-laced beverage, officials said on Monday.

Fatal mass wine poisonings in Cambodia

Dozens of people have been poisoned and at least seven are dead after consuming batches of 'herbal' rice wine in Cambodia.

Vaccine hunt: How mosquito saliva may stop viruses (video)

Scientists believe they are getting closer to finding a way to prevent the next epidemic.

Seven Dead, Over 30 Hospitalized After Drinking Methanol-Laced Wine

Seven people died and more than 30 others were hospitalized this week in Banteay Meanchey province after drinking a methanol-laced, locally-made wine product, which officials have blamed for the spate of apparent poisonings.

EU assists Cambodia in post-COVID-19 economic recovery

The European Union (EU), its member states and their financial institutions and agencies are mobilising 443 million EUR (503 million USD) in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting COVID-19 and mitigating its socio-economic impacts.

Death toll from suspected tainted wine in Cambodia rises to 6, 32 hospitalized

Six local people had died and 32 others hospitalized in northwest Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province after drinking suspected tainted wine, a provincial health chief said on Friday.

In Cambodia, a Spiritual Army Battles an Earthly Pandemic

With little faith in the government’s coronavirus response, many rural Cambodians are turning to the divine.

Battambang Resident Recollects the Lonely Experience of Recovering from COVID-19

Da Ee had a spiritual experience in Malaysia in late February when he attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The four-day religious meeting of the Islamic missionary movement was in an affable setting, leaving Da Ee little time to think about the recent viral outbreak.

Team Europe mobilizing 443 mln euros to support Cambodia in COVID-19 crisis

Team Europe is mobilizing 443 million euros (about 502 million U.S. dollars) in grants and loans to help Cambodia fight against coronavirus or COVID-19, and mitigate its socio-economic effects, said its press statement on Thursday.

Foreign Visitors to Be Charged for Covid-19 Testing, Quarantine Fees

Foreign travelers may be required to pay more than $1,000 for Covid-19 testing, treatment and quarantine fees upon arriving in Cambodia, a departure from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s earlier vow to treat foreigners infected with the virus for free in state health facilities.

Cambodia requires foreigners to pay for Covid-19 test, quarantine, treatment services

Cambodia has required foreigners to pay for Covid-19 lab test, quarantine and treatment services, Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said in a letter dated Monday and released to the media on Tuesday (June 9).


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A Cambodian community’s struggle to survive virus economic fallout

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Cambodia’s urban-poor communities have suffered severe economic shocks and fallen further into poverty. Without a secure social security safety net to fall back on, many are now relying on NGOs to keep them afloat.