Social development

Smart Axiata announces $1 million COVID-19 relief fund, invites more

Cambodia’s telecommunications provider Smart Axiata yesterday announced a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund in a demonstration of support as the Kingdom deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Yeshi Dema
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707629/smart-axiata-announces-1-million-covid-19-relief-fund-invites-more/

Tourism hit in coronavirus fight

According to the Tourism Ministry, tourism declined 52 percent earlier this year.The government in February responded by offering promotional Angkor Archaeological Park fare tickets. ...

Marie Lamy and Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707708/tourism-hit-in-coronavirus-fight/

Prestige Hospital promises new era of medical care in Cambodia

A new player joined the Kingdom’s hospital market yesterday in a bid to boost confidence in the country’s medical capabilities and change the mindset of Cambodians who prefer to go overseas when seeking medical checkups and treatment. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707760/prestige-hospital-promises-new-era-of-medical-care-in-cambodia/

Prime Minister announces closure of casinos from April 1 and will hold meeting tomorrow to review the law that put country in emergency state

This morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the closure of the casino, which will be implemented from April 1. He also announced that a meeting will be held on Tuesday to review the law that put the country in emergency state. ...

Niem Chheng
https://bit.ly/2UrrKAV

Unicef promotes e-learning scheme

UNICEF has scaled up support in 145 countries, including Cambodia, to help children continue their studies after school closures around the world due to Covid-19. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-promotes-e-learning-scheme

Cellcard announces Cambodia’s first 5G use case to help the Kingdom during Covid-19

Cellcard has today announced Cambodia’s first 5G use case – a telemedicine service at four locations across Phnom Penh to help the nation’s most critically ill during the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706678/cellcard-announces-cambodias-first-5g-use-case-to-help-the-kingdom-during-covid-19/

Beer gardens ordered to be shuttered to stem COVID-19

The Tourism Ministry yesterday issued a directive for the indefinite closure of beer gardens across the Kingdom in a bid to quell rising COVID-19 figures. ...

Som Kanika & Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706074/beer-gardens-ordered-to-be-shuttered-to-stem-covid-19/

Passenger from Cambodia detected COVID-19 positive in China

A 27 year old female passenger, Chen Moumou, of Zhanjiang, Guangdong,  was tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Guangdong on 25th March, 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706385/passenger-from-cambodia-detected-covid-19-positive-in-china/

Cases of Coronavirus surge to 98

The Health Ministry has confirmed two new cases of Coronavirus in Siem Reap province, bringing the Kingdom’s total  to 98. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706135/cases-of-coronavirus-surge-to-98/

City bus, water taxi services shut down to prevent spread of coronavirus

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration today temporarily closed public city bus and water-taxi service linking the northern part of Phnom Penh to Takhmao city in Kandal province via the Mekong River amid the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706134/city-bus-water-taxi-services-shut-down-to-prevent-spread-of-coronavirus/

More than 3,000 rooms reserved for coronavirus patients: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government has reserved more than 3,000 rooms in anticipation to treat coronavirus patients across the Kingdom.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705888/more-than-3000-rooms-reserved-for-coronavirus-patients-pm/

Donors give $9M to fight virus

PRIME Minister Hun Sen announced that the government had received nearly $9 million from Cambodian donors for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There are 96 who tested positive in the Kingdom as of Wednesday. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/donors-give-9m-fight-virus

PM mulling emergency as virus cases rise to 96

“I am looking at the possibility in Article 22 of the Constitution to request the King to declare a state of emergency. I don’t want to use it, but if my appeal [to the people] is ineffective, Article 22 of the Constitution will be used. ...

Phuon Chansereivuth and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-mulling-emergency-virus-cases-rise-96

Cambodia steps up COVID-19 awareness campaign as infected numbers rise to 91

The Premier expressed his profound thanks to the authorities at all levels for their efforts in raising public awareness on preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705574/cambodia-steps-up-covid-19-awareness-campaign-as-infected-numbers-rise-to-91/

Village lockdowns mulled if returning workers have COVID-19

Authorities are in the process of locating and identifying the majority of about 15,000 migrant workers who fled back to the Kingdom on Sunday before Thailand closed its borders. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705419/village-lockdowns-mulled-if-returning-workers-have-covid-19/

Kingdom steps up TB fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-steps-tb-fight

Thailand proposes to close all borders with Cambodia to prevent the widespread of Covid-19 except freight

Thailand closes all road travels with Cambodia and tightens conditions for air travel as the measures to prevent the widespread of Covid-19. Thai authorities have begun to carry out the notification of a temporary travel suspension of all border entrances, with some of the ports ...

Niem Chheng
https://bit.ly/2xhAuRj

Cross-border deal inked to maintain trade amid Covid-19

Cambodia​ and​ Vietnam​ have​ agreed​ to​ allow​ cargo​ trailers​ to​ enter​ the​ common​ Bavet-Moc​ Bai​ border,​ located​ in​ Cambodia’​ Svay​ Rieng​ province​ (Bavet)​ and​ Vietnam’s​ Tay​ Ninh​ province​ (Moc​ Bai)​ after​ movement​ restrictions​ were​ enforced​ to​ prevent​ a​ Covid-19​ outbreak.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cross-border-deal-inked-maintain-trade-amid-covid-19

Trade to continue as normal

Although controls have been tightened due to the new coronavirus, trade between Cambodia and Vietnam continues, with the countries aiming to achieve $5 billion in trade by the end of the year, a Vietnamese official has confirmed. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trade-continue-normal

Preah Ang Duong hospital starts building $8 million ENT wing

Preah Ang Duong hospital in the capital on Saturday held a ground breaking ceremony for a new building costing $8million, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, to provide specialised treatment for people with ear, nose and throat problems.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704588/preah-ang-duong-hospital-starts-building-8-million-ent-wing/

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