Social development

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Tourism Ministry bans large gatherings at resorts

The Ministry of Tourism has instructed all local tourism-related businesses to implement additional preventive measures, including the prohibition of mass gatherings at local resorts, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 following the “November 28 community incident”. ...

Taing Rinith

Grade 12 classes still on amid community transmission threat

The Ministry of Education yesterday issued a statement that Grade 12 students who are preparing to sit for their high school examination may still attend school according to provincial evaluations to define the risk of COVID-19. ...

Taing Rinith

All Cinemas, Museums and Theatres closed

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced that all cinemas, museums and theatres in Cambodia are to be closed immediately for a period of 2 weeks from today. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Combating HIV/AIDS remains government priority

The Cambodian government has reaffirmed its commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS in light of today being World AIDS Day. ...

Sar Socheath

Gathering of over 20 people prohibited in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said gatherings of more than 20 people and wedding parties are banned in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province for 15 days to contain the COVID-19 transmission in the community.   ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodia’s COVID-19 community outbreak increases to 14, tally now at 323

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health this morning announced eight new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the tally thus rose to 323. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Public and private schools shuttered again from today

All public schools across the country has been instructed to end the 2019-2020 academic year on Nov. 30, according to a new directive of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports issued Sunday night. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kingdom’s fight goes on against HIV/AIDS

Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cambodia still faces challenges in its bid to prevent new infections.​ ...

Sar Socheath

Ministry of Health initialises three-stage protocol for delegations

A new three-stage protocol was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Health for any meetings with the King and Queen Mother, as well as meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly and Say Chhum, president of the Senate. ...

Khann Chanvirak

WHO praises Cambodia’s rating among top nations of best COVID-19 containment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed and praised Cambodia for being ranked among the top nations with the best COVID-19 containment and impact management. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Australia providing $24 million for Indo-Pacific fight against infectious diseases

Australia will set aside $24 million of its investment in The Global Fund to directly support countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including Cambodia, to fight against infectious diseases. ...

Ry Sochan

“November 3 incident” close to end

Today, Prime Minister Hun Sen, as well as those directly and indirectly involved in the “November 3 incident” will be given their fourth and final COVID-19 test. ...

Khann Chanvirak

303rd COVID-19 positive case detected in Cambodia

Cambodia registered its 303rd COVID-19 positive on a 56 year old Cambodian-American national. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan extends Covid loan for Kingdom

Japan has extended its loan for Cambodia for $270 million to be used in Covid-19 response and economic revitalisation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said following the 12th virtual Mekong-Japan Summit on November 13. ...

Niem Chheng

Over 3,000 samples taken after ‘November 3 incident’ test negative for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed 1,195 test results from the third round of testing of 1,300 samples from people who came into direct or indirect contact with Hungarian delegation were negative for COVID-19.   ...

Som Kanika

No lockdown in Phnom Penh or any province, PM says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has brushed aside a rumour that the government would lock down Phnom Penh and impose a travel ban to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM orders distribution of two million masks

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Ministry of Health and Phnom Penh City Hall to distribute two million masks to poor communities in Phnom Penh. ...

Khann Chan Virak

Public forums temporarily halted in capital and Kandal

The Ministry of Interior has banned public forums in Phnom Penh and Kandal province for two weeks in a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into the community. ...

Ry Sochan

Students fear for upcoming exams amid schools reclosing

Students are expressing concern over the upcoming National Examination and exit examinations, after the government announced that schools should reclose after the “November 3 incident”. ...

Som Kanika

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