Cambodia’s government has decided against COVID-19 testing for students returning to their studies at 20 schools in the capital Phnom Penh and other areas of the country after parents protested, claiming the tests are unnecessary.
Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday (Aug 5) to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process.
Cambodia on Wednesday confirmed two new imported COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 243, said a Health Ministry's statement.
Thousands remain stranded as coronavirus case numbers creep up.
Foreign diplomats, organisation staff entering Cambodia required to have ‘Covid-19-free’ health cert
Cambodia on Wednesday (Aug 5) required foreign diplomats and international organisation officials, who intend to travel to the country, to provide a "Covid-19-free" health certificate prior to their departure, according to the Ministry of Health.
An Interior Ministry official on Wednesday said the draft Law on Public Order, which rights advocates say looks to control Cambodians’ behaviors, does not prevent women from wearing revealing or see-through clothing, and was being misrepresented.
Twenty villagers engaged in a dispute with a rubber plantation over more than 400 hectares of land in Tbong Khmum province were released from custody on Tuesday after they were arrested the day before for allegedly damaging the company’s land-clearing machinery, an official said.
The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) has confirmed that several schools will no longer require their staff and students to conduct COVID-19 tests when they are allowed to reopen this month.
With international support, the country plans to be free of land mines by 2025.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday donated medical supplies to Cambodia for the Covid-19 fight, said a press statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH).
Cambodia confirmed on Tuesday that one more US diplomat tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of infected US diplomats in the country to four.
Cambodia could lose more than 15 percent of its international remittances this year under the worst-case scenario because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
UN agencies have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as malnutrition among children in the country is in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodia’s eastern border is rich in basaltic red soil that sustains large rubber plantations in Tboung Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kratie, or Ratanakkiri.
Outland Denim released its first sustainability report Tuesday, revealing plans to open its Cambodian manufacturing facilities to other brands and establish an in-house standard for sustainability.
A group of police officers showed up at the home of detained Cambodian union leader Rong Chhun on Tuesday demanding to speak with members of his family, according to his nephew, who accused authorities of harassment in retaliation for his uncle’s criticism of the government.
In late May, school teachers in Battambang’s Samlout district realized students were struggling to cope with studying at home – either via videos posted on social media or the daily telecasts on state broadcaster TVK.
A 30-year civil war left Cambodia among the most heavily mined nations on earth but the aim is for the nation to be landmine-free by 2025, with ongoing Australian financial and technical support.
Chikungunya, often likened to Dengue, has spread to 12 provinces across Cambodia. Over a thousand patients have now tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease between July 19 and 31.
Children aged under five in poor countries are most at risk as contagion takes its toll.