Social development

Government suspends sports clubs, all sports activities except those broadcasted on TV

All sports activities and sports clubs have been asked to suspend their operations again in Phnom Penh, Kandam and Preah Sihanouk Provinces. ...

Kong Arey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817897/government-suspends-sports-clubs-all-sports-activities-except-those-broadcasted-on-tv/

Public and private schools in Preah Sihanouk province temporarily closed, along with sports facilities and activities

All public and private educational institutions in Sihanoukville and Stung Hav district of Preah Sihanouk province have been ordered to be shut down temporarily for two weeks. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817874/public-and-private-schools-in-preah-sihanouk-province-temporarily-closed-along-with-sports-facilities-and-activities/

Germany gives $16 million for healthcare sector

In the context of COVID-19, Germany donated $16 million to Cambodia for health projects that include complementing the Ministry of Health’s initiative to help the poor who cannot afford to pay for hospital treatments and fight against the coronavirus. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817778/germany-gives-16-million-for-healthcare-sector/

Foreigners to face legal action and deportation for C-19 violations

Foreigners who do not comply with the measures of the Ministry of Health against the COVID-19 pandemic will face legal action and deportation with no re-entry to the Kingdom if found guilty.   ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817216/foreigners-to-face-legal-action-and-deportation-for-c-19-violations/

Cambodia’s February 20 Community Event COVID-19 cases soar to 137, bringing total tally to 633

Cambodia continued to reel from the disastrous effects of the February 20 Community Event when another 38 COVID-19 positive cases were reported today, along with two imported cases.   ...

Kong Arey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817535/cambodias-february-20-community-event-covid-19-cases-soar-to-137-bringing-total-tally-to-633/

Schools in PP and Kandal closed over Feb 20 incident

The Ministry of Education has ordered all public and private schools in Phnom Penh and Kandal province to be temporarily closed over the February 20 Community Incident. .  ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816770/schools-in-pp-and-kandal-closed-over-feb-20-incident/

Spreading fake news on C-19 vaccines considered ‘incitement’

The government will take stronger action against people spreading fake news on social media, especially concerning COVID-19 vaccinations in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816839/spreading-fake-news-on-c-19-vaccines-considered-incitement/

Up to 10 schools ordered closed in connection with February 20 Community event

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has ordered the temporary closure of several schools in and around Phnom Penh. ...

Kong Arey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816571/up-to-10-schools-ordered-closed-in-connection-with-february-20-community-event/

‘Stop COVID’ QR Code takes off

More than 1,900 public and private institutions, restaurants, hotels and factories were registered to implement a QR Code “Stop COVID” to increase the efficiency and speed of prevention and control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816331/stop-covid-qr-code-takes-off/

CSOs urge government to drop internet gateway sub-decree

A joint statement signed by 63 Cambodian civil society organisations (CSOs) released Friday requested the government immediately repeal the recent sub-decree on the Establishment of a National Internet Gateway, citing the potential for restrictions on internet users’ freedoms and privacy.   ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816453/csos-urge-government-to-drop-internet-gateway-sub-decree/

Heftier fines for those who dodge quarantine

The government yesterday issued a new sub-decree to impose a heftier fine for those who evade quarantine in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. The new sub-decree comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered authorities to raise the current fine of $250 because ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815667/heftier-fines-for-those-who-dodge-quarantine/

Natives urge end to land rows

More than 800 families of the Kui indigenous communities of Salachhdor and Chaom Prich living on over 4,000ha in Kampong Thom province are appealing to the authorities for a speedy resolution to land disputes caused by encroachment by outside parties.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natives-urge-end-land-rows

Livelihood recovery project to help 10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on February 16 signed an agreement to begin a project that will directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19 in Siem Reap ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/livelihood-recovery-project-help-10000

First cases of new C-19 variant found in Cambodia

The Cambodian government today reported that it has found the first cases of new variants  among the foreigners  from India and China who entered into Cambodia earlier this month. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814311/first-cases-of-new-c-19-variant-found-in-cambodia/

PM orders authorities to tighten Cambodia-Thai border crossings to curb COVID-19 transmission

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Health Ministry and all governors of provinces bordering Thailand to prevent migrant workers from illegally crossing the border in a bid to curb COVID-19 community transmission. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814253/pm-orders-authorities-to-tighten-cambodia-thai-border-crossings-to-curb-covid-19-transmission/

Japan provides more support for Cambodia’s education and agriculture sectors

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide $754,321 to support the areas of education and agriculture in Cambodia, under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813783/japan-provides-more-support-for-cambodias-education-and-agriculture-sectors/

About 1,500 given jabs so far

Just under 1,500 people received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in Cambodia between Wednesday and Friday last week, according to a three-day report from the Ministry of Health. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813938/about-1500-given-jabs-so-far/

Japanese NGO projects awarded grants

Japan has agreed to provide $754,321 to two organizations under the framework of the Grant Assistance for Japanese non-governmental (NGO) projects. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814017/japanese-ngo-projects-awarded-grants/

Bursting at the seams: Quarantine centres nearing full capacity with returnees

 The continuing deluge of Cambodian returnees from Thailand has compelled Oddar Meanchey and Battambang provinces to look for additional venues for quarantine and or building additional ones.​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50812272/bursting-at-the-seams-quarantine-centres-nearing-full-capacity-with-returnees/

India to supply 100,000 free doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian government announced it will donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Cambodia on an urgent basis. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811367/india-to-supply-100000-free-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine/

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