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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

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

South Korea offers further assistance in Covid-19 battle

The South Korean government has provided further assistance worth $350,000 to help the Cambodian Ministry of Health in the ongoing fight against Covid-19. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/south-korea-offers-further-assistance-covid-19-battle

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/

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/

Total of 788 garment workers from 36 factories found to be COVID-19 positive in less than a month

The subcommittee on research and monitoring of COVID-19 announced this evening that a total of 788 workers and related employees from a total of 36 factories have been found be infected with COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840369/total-of-788-garment-workers-from-36-factories-found-to-be-covid-19-positive-in-less-than-a-month/

Toul Sangke Market shuttered from last night due to COVID-19

Authorities have decided to lock down Samhan Market, also known as Toul Sangke Market, Sangkat Toul Sangke I, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh on the night of April 18, 2021, after the authorities cooperated with a team of health officials to find people with Covid-19 ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50841010/toul-sangke-market-shuttered-from-last-night-due-to-covid-19/

City Hall urges police to allow health workers free passage during lockdown

Phnom Penh City Hall has requested that police at each lockdown station grant travel permission to health officials, doctors and food delivery service workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840743/city-hall-urges-police-to-allow-health-workers-free-passage-during-lockdown/

Gov’t updates lockdown restrictions

The government has modified Article 3 of its lockdown measures, clarifying the limitations on businesses under the restrictions. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840655/govt-updates-lockdown-restrictions/

The Ministry of National Defense vaccinates 286,442 armed forces personnel as of April 17

The report of the Ministry of National Defense of Cambodia said they vaccinated a total of 286,442 armed forces members, comprising the first jab while a further 138,130 have already been administered with their second jabs to protect themselves against COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840482/the-ministry-of-national-defense-vaccinates-286442-armed-forces-personnel-as-of-april-17/

Lockdown measure of Phnom Penh and Takhmao tightened

The Royal Government tonight issued another decision to tighten the 14-day lockdown measure of Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town of Kandal province to cut off the COVID-19 transmission chain. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840421/lockdown-measure-of-phnom-penh-and-takhmao-tightened/

Cambodia successfully vaccinates one million people nationwide

As of 11 April 2021, Cambodia has vaccinated 1 million armed forces, civil servants, and civilians nationwide, according to a press release. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837407/cambodia-successfully-vaccinates-one-million-people-nationwide/

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