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Cambodia’s COVID-19 lockdown has created an avoidable food crisis

Until recently, Cambodia had managed to avoid the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, though it wasn’t entirely clear how or through what policies. But with the arrival of the country’s first serious outbreak, the government has taken an approach that essentially manufactures a food security and economic crisis in the capital.

Cambodia bans media coverage from Covid lockdown ‘red zones’

Cambodia on Tuesday ordered journalists to stop reporting from blockaded coronavirus "red zones" and from chasing ambulances as the country battles against a record surge in infections.

Cambodia to end coronavirus lockdown in capital

Phnom Penh, neighboring city of Takhmao were closed off since April 15 amid virus surge in Cambodia

Cambodia’s COVID lockdown puts delivery drivers on the front line

Local apps see digital payments overtake cash for the first time as orders surge.

Cambodia reports 841 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 15,361

Cambodia reported 841 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the national tally to 15,361, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Monday.

Cambodian lockdowns to end despite record pandemic numbers

Prime Minister Hun Sen invites football stars Messi and Neymar to visit the country.

Cambodia reports 2nd highest daily COVID-19 cases

Caseload in Southeast Asian country crosses 15,000 with 106 coronavirus-related deaths.

The steady deminers of Cambodia using their skills in south Lebanon

“There are many mines in Lebanon,” Chief Warrant Officer Rath Mom told The Daily Star, under the shade of a khaki tent erected at a demining base in a remote area in Sector West of UNIFIL’s deployment zone on the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Cambodian capital to end blanket COVID-19 lockdown despite surge

Cambodia registered a record 841 new coronavirus cases on Monday but Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the end to a blanket lockdown in the capital Phnom Penh and said there would be only be lockdowns in areas where infections have surged.

Cambodia bans frozen meat imports from India over Covid-19

Cambodia has imposed a ban on the imports of frozen meat and meat products from India in further efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the South-East Asian country, said Kun Nhim, director-general of Cambodia's General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE).

Amnesty: Cambodia must allow aid deliveries to thousands in lockdown

Cambodia’s government must allow aid to be delivered to thousands of people in lockdown to avert a humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International has announced.

Mounting desperation in Cambodia amid COVID lockdown

Government using punitive laws to tackle surge in coronavirus cases, as the closure of markets leaves people hungry.

Cambodia drafts in army to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations

Cambodia's army began a drive on Saturday (May 1) to vaccinate nearly half a million people in the parts of Phnom Penh worst-hit by Covid-19, as the South-east Asian nation looks to step up the pace of inoculations.

Cambodia’s biggest casino to slash jobs, redundancy pay as Covid-19 hits profits

NagaWorld resort in the capital Phnom Penh will lay off 1,300 people but they will get lower severance packages because of current reduced wages.

Cambodia’s Covid-19 death toll nears 100 after report of three new fatalities; national virus...

Cambodia's death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 96 on Saturday after three new fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Cambodia struggles with porous border as pandemic takes hold

As Covid-19 cases surge in Southeast Asia, illegal border crossings are being blamed for the spread.

Solidarity in Cambodia

A conversation with the trade unionist Wim Conklin.

Cambodia police general among 3 jailed for violating COVID-19 curbs

A Cambodian court has jailed three people, including a top police general, for more than a year for violating COVID-19 restrictions by attending a party, a court official said on Friday, April 30.

Cambodians complain of lockdown hunger as outbreak takes toll on poor

Residents in Cambodia's capital gathered on Friday to demand food from the government, outraged at what they called inadequate aid distribution during a tough COVID-19 lockdown that bars people from leaving their homes.

Cambodia kept coronavirus in check for a year. Now as infections surge, people in...

For the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia was in the enviable position of having one of the world's lowest numbers of infections.


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Cambodia logs 650 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Cambodia on Thursday confirmed 650 new local COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the national case tally to 17,621 so far, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.