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Cambodia poised for fifth Covid jabs as vaccines face expiration

Cambodia is pushing its vaccination drive as millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines are set to expire soon and the government hopes it will help achieve herd immunity. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501080090/cambodia-poised-for-fifth-covid-jabs-as-vaccines-face-expiration/

Boom in high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh, despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic, there has been a boom in the development of high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh. The construction sector is one of the country’s main economic engines. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/boom-in-high-end-residential-projects-in-phnom-penh-despite-pandemic/

Weddings, festivals and other ceremonies banned on streets during election campaign

People hoping to hold weddings or other celebration and events on the streets of Daun Penh District will have to postpone them after the authorities banned any from taking place during election campaigns. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079052/weddings-festivals-and-other-ceremonies-banned-on-streets-during-election-campaign/

Hallmark of friendship

The world is facing challenges due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all countries’ social and economic aspects over more than two years. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077441/hallmark-of-friendship/

BRI projects provide tangible benefits in Cambodia during pandemic

Cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have provided tangible benefits to Cambodia and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, a scholar in Cambodia said on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077395/bri-projects-provide-tangible-benefits-in-cambodia-during-pandemic/

Garment Exports Up, But Workers Worried About Factory Closures

Phon Touch and Teang Sreytouch have been working for years in Cambodia’s garment industry, but now the two women are worried they could join the thousands of others in the sector who’ve been laid off without proper compensation. ​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/garment-exports-up-but-workers-worried-about-factory-closures/

Migrant workers in Thailand urged to renew documents

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said that from May 9 onward, they will begin renewing Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC) and Cambodian Travel documents for working overseas (TD) for Cambodians who are living and working in Thailand. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-thailand-urged-renew-documents

93.58 percent of Cambodians vaccinated with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Cambodia is close to reaching the 15 million people vaccinated mark, those with the first dose at least but is still struggling to reach that mark with slow take up of the vaccine by the unvaccinated. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071088/93-58-percent-of-cambodians-vaccinated-with-first-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine/

Vandine: Covid vaccines ‘harmless’, protect health

A senior health ministry official reiterated that getting a combination of different Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for emergency use is harmless. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vandine-covid-vaccines-harmless-protect-health

Cambodia has received more than 53 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with another 20 million doses on the way

The Minister of Health, Dr Mam Bunheng, said that so far Cambodia has received more than 53 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including bilateral assistance, assistance from the Covax Center and direct orders. An additional  20 million doses are due to arrive in a row ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069006/cambodia-has-received-more-than-53-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-with-another-20-million-doses-on-the-way/

WHO: Kingdom’s jab drive deserves study

World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said countries around the world should study how Cambodia overcame the challenges of Covid-19 and follow its success, particularly its overarching vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-kingdoms-jab-drive-deserves-study

Government spends $653 million for Cash Transfer Program

The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent approximately 2,613 billion Riel or equaling to $653 million for its cash transfer program to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis, according to Social Protection in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068056/government-spends-653-million-for-cash-transfer-program/

Today another two million doses of US-donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Cambodia

Two more million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the US to Cambodia via the COVAX facility, is scheduled to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport’s VIP pavilion today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068070/today-another-two-million-doses-of-us-donated-pfizer-covid-19-vaccines-arrive-in-cambodia/

Q1 int’l tourists rise 125% as Kingdom reopens

The number of international visitors to Cambodia hit 159,546 in the first quarter of this year, marking a 125.03 per cent increase from 70,901 on a yearly basis, of which 54.51 per cent entered the Kingdom by air, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/q1-intl-tourists-rise-125-kingdom-reopens

PM: Transfer remaining Covid patients from Olympic stadium

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Ministry of Health to review the transfer of 26 Covid-19 patients at the National Olympic Stadium to other facilities in order to allow athletes to use the stadium to prepare for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-transfer-remaining-covid-patients-olympic-stadium

Mask mandate lifted in open spaces as Covid cases plunge

As Covid-19 cases reached a record low on April 25, with just two cases reported, Cambodia officially lifted the mask mandate for public outdoor spaces. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mask-mandate-lifted-open-spaces-covid-cases-plunge

Tourism sector moves toward recovery with more 300,000 tourists recorded last weekend

Following the celebration and influx of tourists during the Khmer New Year, Cambodia has recorded an increase in weekly tourists last weekend, as the country moves toward the recovery of its tourism sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501064160/tourism-sector-moves-toward-recovery-with-more-300000-tourists-recorded-last-weekend/

PM mulls looser Covid rules, going mask-free

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for a further easing of health measures against Covid-19 – including the lifting of the mask mandate – after data from the Khmer New Year revealed the festivities as having had minimal impact on the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulls-looser-covid-rules-going-mask-free

Herd immunity protection prompts lifting of mandatory mask-wearing

Cambodia is looking into lifting the mandatory use of facemasks against the Covid-19 with the Kingdom having attained the herd immunity status. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060754/herd-immunity-protection-prompts-lifting-of-mandatory-mask-wearing/

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