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Cambodia Will Not Test Returning Students For COVID-19

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.

Bill to ban women in Cambodia from wearing revealing clothes draws criticism

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 confirms 2 new imported COVID-19 cases, 243 in total

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.

Cambodia eases Covid-19 travel restrictions

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.

Women, Activists Decry Decency Clauses in Draft Public Order Law

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.

One Land Disputant Detained, 20 Released in Tbong Khmum

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.

Cambodia removes COVID-19 testing requirement for some schools

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.

Cambodia bolsters mine clearance ranks by 2,000

With international support, the country plans to be free of land mines by 2025.

WHO provides medical supplies to Cambodia for Covid-19 fight

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).

Another US diplomat tests Covid-19 positive; tourism down by 65%

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.

Remittances to Cambodia to plunge by millions of US dollars this year: ABD

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 concerned over rising child malnutrition in Cambodia due to COVID-19

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.

Rubber Concessions Drop ‘Zero Profit’ Commodity for China-bound Bananas

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 Creates Sustainability Standard; Opens Facilities to Other Brands

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.

Authorities ‘Intimidate’ Family Members of Detained Cambodian Union Leader

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.

Battambang Teachers Use Makeshift Classrooms to Tutor Students

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.

Cambodia hopes to be landmine-free by 2025

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.

Cambodia suffers acute Chikungunya outbreak

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.

Covid-19 increases malnutrition risk for Cambodian children

Children aged under five in poor countries are most at risk as contagion takes its toll.

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