Disasters and emergency response

World Bank financial aid for Kingdom, Malpass says

Cambodia is among the East Asian and Pacific (EAP) countries set to receive financial support from the World Bank to underpin a resilient post-Covid-19 economic recovery, fuelled by solid vaccination progress, the Washington-based development lender’s president told The Post. ...

May Kunmakara

UN urges school reopenings

The UN in Cambodia has encouraged the government to prioritise school reopening as soon as possible to avoid further declines in human capital development. ...

Voun Dara

Gov’t warns resellers of Covid test kits

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications – which accepts purchase orders for Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits at $3.70 per unit, an offer exclusively for public and private institutions – has warned against reselling them. ...

Ry Sochan

Kingdom buys 5M Chinese vaccines for children 12-17

The government has purchased an additional five million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China to vaccinate the 12-17 age group in a bid to reopen schools, with their shipments expected in August and September. ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia to receive all planned doses of COVID-19 vaccines by end of July

Cambodia would get all the planned 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 10 million people or 62 percent of the total population by the end of this month. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Informal economy may lose over 6M jobs by Covid’s end

Minister of Planning Chhay Than said more than six million workers in the informal economy have either lost or are expected to lose their jobs due to Covid-19, despite the government’s efforts to counter the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear

Alert system warns people of pending disasters nationwide

People living in lowland areas bordering the Tonle Sap Lake, along the Mekong River, and northeastern provinces should register with the government’s early warning system, first vice-president of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Kun Kim said.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

ADB’s $4.4 mil boost for health systems amid C-19

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, being undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and worth $4.4 million, is boosting the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADB said. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Drought destroys 1,300ha in Pailin

An almost three months of severe drought has destroyed 1,300 hectares of crops in Pailin province that has caused untold hardship to farmers. ...

Son Minea

Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopening

Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. ...

Voun Dara

Government advises use of COVID test on 5-10% of staff

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests should be administered to at least five-to-10 per cent of staff at all public and private institutions, said a new government guideline released amid the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear and Orm Bunthoeurn

COVID-19 leads to $3.6 billion financing flow losses for Cambodia last year

COVID-19 has led to financing flow losses of $3.6 billion for Cambodia, accounting for 19.8 percent of the country’s total financing flows in 2020, said a new report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry of Health: ‘Red Line’ when COVID deaths cross 1,000 mark

Admittedly the whole world is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, safe a few isolated ones. The others have seen low numbers suddenly ballooning like in the case of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Measuring Cambodia’s COVID situation in interactive graphs

A fascinating set of data visualisations from Our World in Data shows how Cambodia is faring in the COVID pandemic versus its 3 neighbors – Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Officials: Mandatory jab policy standard practice in pandemic

Government officials have publicly explained why compulsory vaccinations are necessary amid the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 in response to concerns expressed by UN human rights experts   ...

Long Kimmarita

Cambodia’s Health Ministry – no directive from WHO on usage of mix and match Covid-19 vaccines

Dr Or Vandine, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health and spokesperson said that the World Health Organization has not yet confirmed nor advice the usage mixing and administering two different types of Covid-19 vaccines. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia suspends entry-exit travel through Cambodian-Vietnamese border

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to temporarily suspend entry and exit through the Cambodian-Vietnamese border of skilled workers, technicians, employees of Vietnamese companies for one month from July 18, 2021. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Transport firms ‘face bankruptcy if pandemic worsens’

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port saw revenue rise 14 percent in the first half of the year from the same period in 2020, to more than $44 million. ...

Michael Firn

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