Social development

Public health

Feb 20 incident C-19 scourge spreads to factory

The February 20 Community Incident continues to plague the Kingdom with a woman linked to it, becoming the country’s first factory worker to be infected with COVID-19. ...

Sen David

Over 10,000 quarantined in capital, government allowance for the poor

As the number of COVID-19 cases and hotspots related to the “February 20 Community Incident” increase day by day, more than 10,000 Phnom Penh residents have been placed in quarantine after being directly or indirectly in contact with the patients. ...

Taing Rinith

29 locations in Sihanoukville to be used as quarantine centres

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration released a report yesterday that in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they decided to commandeer 29 hotels, apartments, casinos, buildings and shopping malls to be used as quarantine centres. ...

Tith Kongnov

Draft law proposes tougher enforcement of COVID-19 rules

As Cambodia is dealing with the third wave of COVID-19 community infection, which can be traced back to people’s stubbornness and lack of willingness to cooperate by escaping quarantine, the government is pushing for institutionalisation of the COVID-19 rules.   ...

Taing Rinith

Gym clubs temporarily closed in capital and provinces

The Ministry of Tourism has temporarily banned all gym activities in Phnom Penh and provinces in the light of worsening COVID-19 outbreaks.   ...

Chea Vanyuth

Almost locked down: Authorities advice against travel in or out of Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk Provincial administration yesterday identified four more hotspots in Sihanoukville amid concerns of a COVID-19 community spread and has urged its residents not to leave the city in a bid to contain the situation.   ...

Tith Kongnov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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