AMRO lowers further Cambodia’s economic growth

According to the news released from Singapore, Cambodia’s economic growth this year has been forecasted to drop from previous prediction (April) of 2.7 percent this year, and 6.8 percent next year to -1.8 percent this year and 6.5 next year. ...

Heng Panha /AKP

Government issues strategies for reopening

An inter-ministerial committee has released several strategies for the reopening of educational institutions in the new academic year 2020-2021. ...

Va Sonyka

Thailand ready to open border for Cambodian migrant workers

Thai authorities have prepared to welcome back migrant workers from Cambodia as Thailand is moving into phase 7 of its Covid-19 lockdown easing, the Pattaya Mail has reported. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. ...

Khorn Savi
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Cambodia prepares ‘travel bubble’ plan to aid tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is moving to restore the devastated tourism sector by preparing a so-called travel bubble plan to gradually receive international tourists, even if the Kingdom is seeing a rise in new cases of COVID-19. ...

Sorn Sarath

International remittances could plunge by millions

Cambodia could lose more than 15 percent of its international remittances in 2020 under the worst-case scenario because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Sorn Sarath

Students won’t be tested before returning to school

Students will not be tested for Covid-19 before resuming studies at 20 schools in Phnom Penh and some provinces after parents protested, saying the tests are not necessary. ...

Khorn Savi

Over 80 percent recovery rate noted as one more patient discharged

Another COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 197, the Ministry of Health said. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Gov’t extends tax holiday for tourism sector

The Cambodian government has announced two months more of tax exemptions for tourism-based businesses in the hope of easing the burden during the pandemic. The extension was announced during the fifth round of COVID-19 economic measures last week as the Ministry of Tourism begins developing ...

Sorn Sarath

Gov’t grants two-month extension of IDPoor aid scheme

The government-funded cash scheme launched to assist IDPoor households will be extended to two more months to ease difficulties faced amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Va Sonyka

Upcoming holidays to be celebrated under tight security

Tighter security will be expected across the country in conjunction with the upcoming holidays, from August 17 to 21, which was set in lieu of the postponed Khmer New Year in April. ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodia to monitor all inbound flights after ban on Malaysian and Indonesian flights

Cambodia will closely monitor flights to the country after announcing the cancellation of inbound flights from Malaysia and Indonesia from August 1. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Seven new virus cases: Four Blue Helmet returnees from Mali among infected

The Health Ministry yesterday reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally number in  the Kingdom to 233. ​ ...

Khann Chan Virak

Ban on outdoor exercises lifted as gyms remain closed

All sports and outdoor exercises were yesterday formally allowed to resume four months after such recreational activities were banned in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. The move, said the Ministry of Education, aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among the public amid ...

Som Kanika

Logistics sector seeks cash aid but ‘it’s not yet a priority’

The Kingdom’s transportation sector, one of the many industries hit hard by the virus outbreak, is seeking financial support from the government even though goods traffic via water is seeing a slight recovery this month. ...

Sorn Sarath

Private school exam dates pushed back

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has postponed the grade 12 national examinations for private schools from August 17-18 to August 27-28 so as not to clash with the upcoming national holiday scheduled from August 17-21. ...

Voun Dara

Cambodia records 23 more imported Covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 23 more imported cases of Covid-19.   ...

Phuon Chansereivuth

More than $23M handed out to poor

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation said on Saturday that it completed transferring more than $23 million to poor people, covering more than 530,000 households. ...

Niem Chheng

No entry from two nations

Alarmed over the number of Covid-positive passengers coming in via Malaysia and Indonesia, the government is temporarily suspending flights from both countries from August 1 until their infection rates  decline. ...

Khann Chan Virak

Four new cases of COVID-19 found among returning UN peacekeepers

The Ministry of Health this morning announced that four of the returning UN “blue helmet” peacekeepers who were previously stationed in Mali have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Taing Rinith

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