Disasters and emergency response

Draft law proposes tougher enforcement of COVID-19 rules

As Cambodia is dealing with the third wave of COVID-19 community infection, which can be traced back to people’s stubbornness and lack of willingness to cooperate by escaping quarantine, the government is pushing for institutionalisation of the COVID-19 rules.   ...

Taing Rinith

Gym clubs temporarily closed in capital and provinces

The Ministry of Tourism has temporarily banned all gym activities in Phnom Penh and provinces in the light of worsening COVID-19 outbreaks.   ...

Chea Vanyuth

Almost locked down: Authorities advice against travel in or out of Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk Provincial administration yesterday identified four more hotspots in Sihanoukville amid concerns of a COVID-19 community spread and has urged its residents not to leave the city in a bid to contain the situation.   ...

Tith Kongnov

Logistics industry insiders hopeful but they see little change for now

Logistics industry insiders in the Kingdom have not seen evidence of imports and exports growing noticeably in early 2021 but are hoping to see that change as the availability of COVID-19 vaccine inoculations widens in the country and region. ...

Sok Chan

Government suspends sports clubs, all sports activities except those broadcasted on TV

All sports activities and sports clubs have been asked to suspend their operations again in Phnom Penh, Kandam and Preah Sihanouk Provinces. ...

Kong Arey

Public and private schools in Preah Sihanouk province temporarily closed, along with sports facilities and activities

All public and private educational institutions in Sihanoukville and Stung Hav district of Preah Sihanouk province have been ordered to be shut down temporarily for two weeks. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Foreigners to face legal action and deportation for C-19 violations

Foreigners who do not comply with the measures of the Ministry of Health against the COVID-19 pandemic will face legal action and deportation with no re-entry to the Kingdom if found guilty.   ...

Tith Kongnov

Cambodia’s February 20 Community Event COVID-19 cases soar to 137, bringing total tally to 633

Cambodia continued to reel from the disastrous effects of the February 20 Community Event when another 38 COVID-19 positive cases were reported today, along with two imported cases.   ...

Kong Arey

China donates over 100,000 face masks

The Chinese government donated 100,800 face masks to Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday to help fight the recent COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Buth Sela

Schools in PP and Kandal closed over Feb 20 incident

The Ministry of Education has ordered all public and private schools in Phnom Penh and Kandal province to be temporarily closed over the February 20 Community Incident. .  ...

Brian Badzmierowski

Over half of all garment factories in Kandal shuttered due to COVID-19

Seventy-eight garment factories have been closed and 64,942 workers left jobless in Kandal province due to the COVID-19 crisis, provincial authorities have announced. ...

Buth Sela

Up to 10 schools ordered closed in connection with February 20 Community event

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has ordered the temporary closure of several schools in and around Phnom Penh. ...

Kong Arey

‘Stop COVID’ QR Code takes off

More than 1,900 public and private institutions, restaurants, hotels and factories were registered to implement a QR Code “Stop COVID” to increase the efficiency and speed of prevention and control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ​ ...

Tith Kongnov

Heftier fines for those who dodge quarantine

The government yesterday issued a new sub-decree to impose a heftier fine for those who evade quarantine in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. The new sub-decree comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered authorities to raise the current fine of $250 because ...

Tith Kongnov

PPAP releases solid Q4 report despite downturn fuelled by Coronavirus

Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) registered a pre-tax profit of $2.85 million last quarter, a 25 percent decrease over the same period in 2019, according to its quarterly report.  ...

Husain Haider

Project aims to aid 10,000 of the most vulnerable hit by virus

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a project agreement today to directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey ...

Sok Chan

PM allots more aid to border

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allotted an additional 1.5 billion riel ($368,000) to four provinces bordering Thailand for support of returning migrants in quarantine. Meanwhile, more than 7,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first five days of the campaign by the ministries of ...

Mom Kunthear

Livelihood recovery project to help 10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on February 16 signed an agreement to begin a project that will directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19 in Siem Reap ...

Mom Kunthear

Nearly 3K illegal burn sites identified across Kingdom

Illegal burning of rice stubble and land at the periphery of forests continues to occur throughout the Kingdom’s rural areas, especially in the north and northeast regions, according to officials who documented the activities on site. ...

Voun Dara

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