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Education staff members told to get second dose of Covid jab

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has announced that all staff members at public and private academic institutions who have received their first vaccine shots are now required to return for their second doses from April 20 onward at schools designated by the district ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-staff-members-told-get-second-dose-covid-jab

Nearly 30 markets across country shut amid Covid

In order to stop the spread of Covid-19, nearly 30 markets across Phnom Penh and four provinces have been shut down temporarily following occurrences of infectious outbreaks of the virus directly linked to those market locations. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-30-markets-across-country-shut-amid-covid

More Covid-19 treatment sites set up as cases soar

Hun Manet, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, has been leading a working group to set up another Covid-19 treatment site for minor cases.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-covid-19-treatment-sites-set-cases-soar

5.5 million doses of Covid vaccine from China due to arrive in April-August

As of April 20, Cambodia had inoculated a total of 1,277,688 people against Covid-19, including civil servants, government officials, members of the armed forces and their families, the general public and foreigners, in a vaccination drive administered by the ministries of Health and National Defence. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/55-million-doses-covid-vaccine-china-due-arrive-april-august

Lightning strikes kill two people in first quarter

Lightning strikes have claimed two lives in the first three months of this year, the National Committee for Disaster Management Spokesperson Mr Khun Sokha said.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50843017/lightning-strikes-kill-two-people-in-first-quarter/

IMF highlights divergent global recovery levels

THE International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook prediction that the globe will recover at vastly uneven levels has been brought into sharp focus in light of recent lockdowns in Cambodia. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50842469/imf-highlights-divergent-global-recovery-levels/

Garment lobby calls for understanding as lockdown halts production

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 19 urged buyers and stakeholders not to penalise its members for failing to honour pre-agreed delivery commitments during the ongoing lockdown measures imposed by the government. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-lobby-calls-understanding-lockdown-halts-production

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Around 400 journalists receive travel permits during lockdown

The Ministry of Information has issued permits to some 400 journalists to travel during the lockdown period, ministry spokesman Meas Sophorn confirmed on April 21. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/around-400-journalists-receive-travel-permits-during-lockdown

Commerce ministry rolls out mobile markets to Red Zones

The Ministry of Commerce on April 20 dispatched five trucks to seven “Red Zones” to sell food products and groceries at below-market prices during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province, according to undersecretary of state Pen ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/commerce-ministry-rolls-out-mobile-markets-red-zones

Lockdown opens a window for e-commerce

With authorities tightening security to prevent community transmission in Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takhmao town, e-commerce activity, cashless payments and delivery services have logged a notable rise, swiftly becoming new features of the digital world in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lockdown-opens-window-e-commerce

Tourists with expired visas also eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

All foreigners who are stranded in Cambodia with no flights to return home who have an expired tourist visa are eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccination. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50842355/tourists-with-expired-visas-also-eligible-for-covid-19-vaccines/

The National Bank of Cambodia discourages usage of bank notes to curb COVID-19 spread

The National Bank of Cambodia today issued an announcement encouraging all members of the public to use electronic payment services to participate in the prevention and control of the spread of COVID- 19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50842182/the-national-bank-of-cambodia-discourages-usage-of-bank-notes-to-curb-covid-19-spread/

Four more Cambodians succumbed to COVID-19; Death toll now 50

The Ministry of Health announced this morning that four more COVID-19 patients, all Cambodians, have passed away from the deadly disease. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/841831/four-more-cambodians-succumbed-to-covid-19-death-toll-now-50/

Authorities suspend Pochentong Market in Por Sen Chey district due to Covid-19 outbreak

The administration of Por Senchey district last night issued a notice on the temporary suspension of the Pochentong market in Sangkat Kakap I, Khan Por Senchey due to its involvement with COVID-19 patients. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50841518/authorities-suspend-pochentong-market-in-por-sen-chey-district-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/

More than 1,600 workers and traders have been infected with Covid-19 since March 21

As of the evening of April 19, more than 1,000 workers and more than 600 traders have been infected with Covid-19, which infections recorded from March 21. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50841675/more-than-1600-workers-and-traders-have-been-infected-with-covid-19-since-march-21/

Emergency aid to be given to poor people under lockdown areas

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced to repeal mechanism and procedure for providing social assistance to support people who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 community outbreak during the lockdown, but they are given emergency aid in the “Red Zone” areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50841445/emergency-aid-to-be-given-to-poor-people-under-lockdown-areas/

A total of 1,277,688 people in Cambodia vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccinated

As of April 20, 2021, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of National Defense have vaccinated 1,277,688 civil servants, citizens and the armed forces throughout the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50842346/a-total-of-1277688-people-in-cambodia-vaccinated-against-covid-19-vaccinated/

CRF head asks city hall to ease market circulation of rice

A prominent rice industry representative on April 19 asked the Phnom Penh authorities to loosen constraints on the movement of milled rice within restricted areas in the capital and adjacent Takmao town, amid a two-week lockdown that has been imposed to contain the current spread ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-head-asks-city-hall-ease-market-circulation-rice

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