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WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

CSOs urge further action on non-communicable diseases

Civil society organisations asked the government to issue urgent measures in the health sector, as well as increase its budget in order to address non-communicable diseases, as nearly 60,000 Cambodians each year die from illnesses. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740291/csos-urge-further-action-on-non-communicable-diseases/

PM demands transparency in cash aid distribution

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said harsh action will be taken against authorities found committing any irregularities in the disbursement of cash aid for poor and vulnerable families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739807/pm-demands-transparency-in-cash-aid-distribution/

Measles cases rise sharply

Cambodia has recorded 341 measles cases in the first four months of this year, a significant increase from just 44 cases in the same period last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the total on Monday and reported that 65 percent of those infected ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/measles-cases-rise-sharply

Covid patient discharged from hospital

The Ministry of Health on Monday said a Covid-19 patient has recovered and been discharged from the Khmer–Soviet Friendship Hospital. This brings the number of recovered patients to 130 out of the 141 patients in the Kingdom – or about 92 per cent. Another eleven ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-patient-discharged-hospital

New C-19 positive case brings total to 130

According to a press release from the Ministry of Health issued yesterday morning, Cambodia has detected a COVID-19 (C-19) case, bringing the total number to 130. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737360/new-c-19-positive-case-brings-total-to-130/

Cambodia to delay school opening till year’s end

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will delay school openings and high school graduation examinations until the end of the year to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737447/cambodia-to-delay-school-opening-till-years-end/

GMAC: Minimum wage should be suspended during COVID-19

The guaranteed $190 per month minimum wage should be temporarily suspended, to ensure the sector remains competitive until the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved, says the secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC). ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736454/gmac-minimum-wage-should-be-suspended-during-covid-19/
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Agriculture, domestic tourism and SMEs are the catalysts to restore the economy

Cambodia must boost the development of the domestic tourism, agriculture and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to restore its economy  post-COVID-19, according to Ky Sereyvath, Director of China Study Center of RAC. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736309/agriculture-domestic-tourism-and-smes-are-the-catalysts-to-restore-the-economy/

Government launches vulnerable family subsidies

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday he will officially launch the government’s cash subsidy programme for poor and vulnerable families adversely affected by COVID-19. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736456/government-launches-vulnerable-family-subsidies/

Entertainment sector workers denied $40 monthly aid

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has rejected a request by out-of-work employees in the entertainment sector to also be given the $40 aid, doled out to suspended garment and tourism workers.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50735871/entertainment-sector-workers-denied-40-aid-monthly-aid/

Sihanoukville: Returning Chinese mark a sign of a business rebound

The Kingdom’s coastal Sihanoukville, where Chinese nationals national dominated nearly a half of businesses  before the COVID-19 outbreak, is seeing economic activity gradually rebound after   Middle Kingdom’s investors and workers started to return to the province as pandemic fears ease.​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734801/sihanoukville-returning-chinese-mark-a-sign-of-a-business-rebound/

Trimmer 2021 budget: Government plans 50 percent drop in spending

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus the government plans to trim the 2021 state budget to around $4 billion, accounting for about a 50 percent drop from this year’s state budget, including an 11.3 percent drop for social affairs and 6.4 percent for general administration. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734167/trimmer-2021-budget-government-plans-50-percent-drop-in-spending/

Cambodia’s COVID-19 positives rise to 128, three active cases currently

The Ministry of Health in a news release this morning announced this and said that the two new cases are both Cambodian men, aged 22 and 29, from Kampong Cham province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733645/cambodias-covid-19-positives-rise-to-128-three-active-cases-currently/

EU providing over $500 million for C-19 response

The European Union, in a statement issued yesterday, said it is mobilising about $504 million in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting the global COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic effects. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732907/eu-providing-over-500-million-for-c-19-response/

EU doles out $500M in economic, job aid

Team Europe – the combined efforts of the EU, its member states and their financial institutions and implementing agencies – is mobilising €443 million ($503 million) in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting Covid-19 and mitigating its socio-economic impacts. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-doles-out-500m-economic-job-aid

Foreigners to be charged “$3000 deposit” for C-19 quarantine, tests

The government has decided to charge all foreign visitors for lab testing, medical treatment and accommodation under health measures to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 (C-19) transmission in the country. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732611/foreigners-to-be-charged-for-c-19-quarantine-tests/

WB sees Cambodia’s GDP shrinking one percent ahead of six percent rebound in 2021

The World Bank had forecasted that Cambodia’s economy would shrink 1.0 percent this year before rebounding 6.0 percent next year which was released in Washington yesterday. ...

AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732401/wb-sees-cambodias-gdp-shrinking-one-percent-ahead-of-six-percent-rebound-in-2021/

Cambodia requires foreigners to pay for COVID-19 test, quarantine, treatment services

Cambodia has required foreigners to pay for COVID-19 lab test, quarantine and treatment services, Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said in a letter dated Monday and released to the media on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732293/cambodia-requires-foreigners-to-pay-for-covid-19-test-quarantine-treatment-services/

‘All air passengers are tested’

Preah Sihanouk officials ‘test every passenger’ on flights to the province, provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said yesterday, adding authorities have prepared three hotels for all new arrivals, where they will be kept and tested for COVID-19,in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732089/all-air-passengers-are-tested/

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