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Water Festival holidays inflamed mild C-19 symptoms among some revellers

With almost one million people out during the recent Water Festival holidays, a few hundred of them were found with mild symptoms of the Covid-19, thanks to the majority of them being double vaccinated. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50977501/water-festival-holidays-inflamed-mild-c-19-symptoms-among-some-revellers/

China gives Covid-19 testing equipment to defence ministry

The Chinese Ministry of National Defence has provided medical equipment to its Cambodian counterpart to be used to test samples for Covid-19.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-gives-covid-19-testing-equipment-defence-ministry

Virus control key in run-up to travel return: PM

The effective control of Covid-19 community transmission right now is crucial for Cambodia to welcome fully-vaccinated international tourists from the end of this month, Prime Minister Hun Sen affirmed on November 23. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/virus-control-key-run-travel-return-pm

Cambodia receives medical equipment and medicines from China to fight C-19

China’s Ministry of Defence yesterday handed medical equipment and traditional medicines to its counterpart in Cambodia to further accelerate the fight against the Covid-19, which currently is very much under control in the Kingdom with more than 88% of the population double vaccinated. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50976095/cambodia-receives-medical-equipment-and-medicines-from-china-to-fight-c-19/

Minister of Tourism: Cambodia ready to receive vaccinated foreign tourists after successful Water Festival

Cambodia is ready to welcome international visitors fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on the good tourist movement management during the Water Festival holiday in the past three days. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50974425/minister-of-tourism-cambodia-ready-to-receive-vaccinated-foreign-tourists-after-successful-water-festival/

PM requests licence from China to produce C-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Hun Sen made a formal request through Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian to obtain authorisation to produce China-made Covid-19 vaccines in Cambodia. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50972916/pm-requests-licence-from-china-to-produce-c-19-vaccines/

Modern Chinese-funded hospital in Tbong Khmum nearing completion

The construction of the Tbong Khmum Cambodia-China Friendship Hospital in Tbong Khmum province is scheduled to be completed at the end of this month, with its opening planned for early next year.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/modern-chinese-funded-hospital-tbong-khmum-nearing-completion

No payment required for travellers taking rapid Covid tests on arrival

Ministry of Health officials said there would be no payment required for the rapid Covid-19 tests given to travellers who arrive in Cambodia from November 15 onwards after the quarantine requirement is lifted for fully vaccinated people.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-payment-required-travellers-taking-rapid-covid-tests-arrival

Siem Reap prepared to receive vaccinated tourists in 2022

With the near completion of road improvement projects and other ongoing projects to prepare for Siem Reap’s reopening, it was recently announced that Siem Reap is ready to for the vaccination tourism. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50971274/siem-reap-prepared-to-receive-vaccinated-tourists-in-2022/

Cambodia’s doors open to unvaccinated – despite fears

Cambodia has opened its doors to welcoming both vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists, amidst fears among health experts that unvaccinated people may spread the coronavirus. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50971320/cambodias-doors-open-to-unvaccinated-despite-fears-by-some/

Strict new Standard Operating Procedures and Certification for KTVs and Nightclubs issued ahead of possible reopening on 30th of November

Ahead of the possible reopening of KTVs and Nightclubs after November 30th, the Ministry of Tourism has issued strict new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure public safety against the continuing threat of COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969260/strict-new-standard-operating-procedures-and-certification-for-ktvs-and-nightclubs-issued-ahead-of-possible-reopening-on-30th-of-november/

Religious ceremonies and gatherings allowed to resume in Cambodia

The Ministry of Cults and Religious Affairs has authorised the resumption of all religious ceremonies and gatherings in Cambodia ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969229/religious-ceremonies-and-gatherings-allowed-to-resume-in-cambodia/

Vaccination of adolescents in Cambodia against COVID-19 remains a challenge

Vaccination of adolescents have hit a snag and a roadblock as vaccination numbers and percentage has stagnated at the 98+ percentage since Pchum Ben Holidays. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969651/vaccination-of-adolescents-in-cambodia-against-covid-19-remains-a-challenge/

Australia commits to deliver one million out of 2.35 million Pfizer doses next month

Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne has confirmed that Australia will provide the first  one million of the  Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines that it has pledged to Cambodia to be delivered  by the end of this year. This shipment will be the first towards a ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50967730/australia-commits-to-deliver-one-million-out-of-2-35-million-pfizer-doses-next-month/

SOPs issued for weddings and traditional ceremonies

The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry yesterday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to maintain health and safety from Covid-19 at weddings and other traditional ceremonies. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50967734/sops-issued-for-weddings-and-traditional-ceremonies/

PM: Nightclubs and KTVs cannot open until 30th of November at earliest but weddings permitted

Speaking today at the opening of the new $28 million office building of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, PM Hun Sen has made a far reaching speech discussing, amongst other topics, further developments in the ‘reopening’ of Cambodia ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50966755/pm-nightclubs-and-ktvs-cannot-open-until-30th-of-november-at-earliest-but-weddings-permitted/

Beer Gardens allowed to reopen nationwide

Beer garden patrons and diners need not wait any longer as the once high risk business is now open to all nationwide. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964705/beer-gardens-allowed-to-reopen-nationwide/

Emergency nod given to Merck’s Covid pills

The Ministry of Health has authorised the emergency use of the US-produced drug Molnupiravir which was recently developed to treat Covid-19, with the government planning to spend around $2.5 million to ensure Cambodian patients have access to the medicine. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emergency-nod-given-mercks-covid-pills

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