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Gov’t warns resellers of Covid test kits

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications – which accepts purchase orders for Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits at $3.70 per unit, an offer exclusively for public and private institutions – has warned against reselling them. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-warns-resellers-covid-test-kits

Kingdom buys 5M Chinese vaccines for children 12-17

The government has purchased an additional five million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China to vaccinate the 12-17 age group in a bid to reopen schools, with their shipments expected in August and September. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-buys-5m-chinese-vaccines-children-12-17

Cambodia to receive all planned doses of COVID-19 vaccines by end of July

Cambodia would get all the planned 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 10 million people or 62 percent of the total population by the end of this month. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899604/cambodia-to-receive-all-planned-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-by-end-of-july/

ADB’s $4.4 mil boost for health systems amid C-19

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, being undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and worth $4.4 million, is boosting the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADB said. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898170/adbs-4-4-mil-boost-for-health-systems-amid-c-19/

Cambodia to benefit from ADB’s climate resilience in health sector project

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative has boosted the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Viet Nam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897188/cambodia-to-benefit-from-adbs-climate-resilience-in-health-sector-project/

Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopening

Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/jabs-kids-bring-hope-school-reopenings

Government advises use of COVID test on 5-10% of staff

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests should be administered to at least five-to-10 per cent of staff at all public and private institutions, said a new government guideline released amid the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/government-advises-use-covid-test-5-10-staff

Ministry of Health: ‘Red Line’ when COVID deaths cross 1,000 mark

Admittedly the whole world is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, safe a few isolated ones. The others have seen low numbers suddenly ballooning like in the case of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894747/ministry-of-health-its-red-line-for-covid-19-drawn-in-the-sand-when-deaths-cross-four-digits/

Measuring Cambodia’s COVID situation in interactive graphs

A fascinating set of data visualisations from Our World in Data shows how Cambodia is faring in the COVID pandemic versus its 3 neighbors – Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893825/cambodias-covid-situation-in-interactive-graphs/

Officials: Mandatory jab policy standard practice in pandemic

Government officials have publicly explained why compulsory vaccinations are necessary amid the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 in response to concerns expressed by UN human rights experts   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-mandatory-jab-policy-standard-practice-pandemic

Cambodia’s Health Ministry – no directive from WHO on usage of mix and match Covid-19 vaccines

Dr Or Vandine, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health and spokesperson said that the World Health Organization has not yet confirmed nor advice the usage mixing and administering two different types of Covid-19 vaccines. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894093/cambodias-health-ministry-no-directive-from-who-on-usage-of-mix-and-match-covid-19-vaccines/

Cambodia suspends entry-exit travel through Cambodian-Vietnamese border

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to temporarily suspend entry and exit through the Cambodian-Vietnamese border of skilled workers, technicians, employees of Vietnamese companies for one month from July 18, 2021. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893668/cambodia-suspends-entry-exit-travel-through-cambodian-vietnamese-border/

Transport firms ‘face bankruptcy if pandemic worsens’

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port saw revenue rise 14 percent in the first half of the year from the same period in 2020, to more than $44 million. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893244/transport-firms-face-bankruptcy-if-pandemic-worsens/

Cambodia calls for 21-day interval between first and second doses for Sinopharm and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines

According to the instructions from the Ministry of Health to provincial capitals, the gap for the first dose and the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines for both the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines be not more than 21 days. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893148/cambodia-calls-for-21-day-interval-between-first-and-second-doses-for-sinopharm-and-sinovac-covid-19-vaccines/

Corruption and apathy led to the outbreak of Covid-19 February 20 Community Event, a reminder

A large-scale outbreak detected in Phnom Penh in 20 February took place when two out of four Chinese nationals who breached quarantine at the Sokha Hotel few days prior were tested positive. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50892476/corruption-and-apathy-led-to-the-outbreak-of-covid-19-february-20-community-event-a-reminder/

City Hall warns of lockdown if health measures are ignored

Phnom Penh City Hall and the Health Ministry warn of another possible lockdown if people , especially young people, do not follow stringent Covid-19 preventive measures.​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50892568/city-hall-warns-of-lockdown-if-health-measures-are-ignored/

Japan donates 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Cambodia

The Government of Japan will provide 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine to Cambodia. The move was announced today by Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50892806/japan-donates-1-million-doses-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-cambodia/

Cambodia faces possibility of large scale Covid-19 community infections

A large scale community transmission is in front of us now if less action by individual and family, and NPIs (Nonpharmaceutical Interventions) implementations. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50891694/cambodia-faces-possibility-of-large-scale-covid-19-community-infections/

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