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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

Ways for Cambodia to meet its health system financing and pandemic response challenges

Cambodia has made great strides in recent years, both in terms of economic growth and key health indicators like life expectancy and infant, child and maternal mortality rates. The country reached lower-middle income status in 2015 and was advancing steadily toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964611/ways-for-cambodia-to-meet-its-health-system-financing-and-pandemic-response-challenges/

PM: Let kids use jab card copy

Prime Minister Hun Sen on November 2 suggested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport along with the capital and provincial governors allow students to use copies of their Covid-19 vaccination cards instead of carrying the original ones with them to school in order ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-let-kids-use-jab-card-copy

Referral hospitals to give free Covid jabs indefinitely

Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine has advised the governors of the capital and provinces to continue vaccinations for children and all unvaccinated people ages 6 and up at designated referral hospitals or health centres despite the first round of the official vaccination campaigns having ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/referral-hospitals-give-free-covid-jabs-indefinitely

Phnom Penh’s Governor calls for stricter measures to ensure high-risk businesses remain close

Amid clandestine operations by desperate club, karaoke, and other high-risk business owners, Phnom Penh’s Governor issued an order to authorities of the capital’s 14 districts to implement stricter crackdowns on those who defy administrative measures. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964252/phnom-penhs-governor-calls-for-stricter-measures-to-ensure-high-risk-businesses-remain-close/

Cambodia, Vietnam laud co-op, push for border demarcation

Cambodia and Vietnam hailed bilateral cooperation in national security and maintaining peace, stability and security and encouraged the two countries’ border affairs committees to continue working closely together to resolve the remaining 16 per cent of border that had not been officially demarcated. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-vietnam-laud-co-op-push-border-demarcation

Hun Sen: Cambodia officially reopens Nov 1 onwards

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the reopening of the country in all sectors starting November 1. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-cambodia-officially-reopens-nov-1-onwards

Coronavirus jab drive for 5-year-olds starts Nov 1

Cambodia is set to launch the Covid-19 jab campaign for children aged 5 as vaccinations for those aged 6 and older are nearly complete. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-jab-drive-5-year-olds-starts-nov-1

Cambodia’s ‘Stop Covid’ QR Code wins international award

The Kingdom’s “Stop Covid” QR Code – a location and contact-tracing app designed to prevent the coronavirus spreading – has won the Global South Covid-19 Digital Innovation Challenge award from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ICT). ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-stop-covid-qr-code-wins-international-award

Russian jabs get approval

The Health Ministry has authorised the use of four types of Russian Covid-19 vaccines in emergency situations, including, Sputnik V, Sputnik-Light, CoviVac and EpiVacCorona. .. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50962225/russian-jabs-get-approval/

Cambodia set to receive 1 million doses of Sinovac this month

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia will receive another 1 million doses of Sinovac from China this month. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50962722/cambodia-set-to-receive-1-million-doses-of-sinovac-this-month/

Government continues recovery measures against COVID-19 impacts

The Royal Government continues measures to mitigate the socio-economic fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support businesses to get back on track for the recovery stage. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50961812/government-continues-recovery-measures-against-covid-19-impacts/

PM: Cambodia ‘fully reopened’ from 1st of November

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the full reopening of the country from 1 November 2021. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50962742/pm-cambodia-fully-reopened-from-1st-of-november/

Preah Sihanouk launches training programme for drug addicts

The National Centre for Voluntary and Community-based Treatment Service and Rehabilitation for Drug Addicts based in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district on October 22 launched the first vocational training course to equip addicts with skills before their reintegration back into society. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-launches-training-programme-drug-addicts

Quarantines waived for recovered Covid patients

The Ministry of Health has waived the 14-day quarantine requirement for Covid-19 patients who have fully recovered from the disease, according to a directive issued by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng on October 26. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/quarantines-waived-recovered-covid-patients

Minister of Justice again instructs to expedite court proceedings to help resolve prison overcrowding

The Minister of Justice, Mr. Keut Rith, once again instructed the President of the Municipal Court, the Prosecutor of the Capital-Provincial Court to expedite the proceedings in the prosecution, investigation and trial phase to contribute to resolving overcrowding in prisons, especially in the context of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-10-27-0858-225749.html

Cambodia to donate 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced to donate 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam to contribute with the latter to combating the pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50959945/cambodia-to-donate-200000-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-to-vietnam/

Gov’t spent more than $570 million on IDpoor

Ministry of Social Affairs announced yesterday that the government has spent more than $570 million to provide cash assistance to poor families suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic from June 25, 2020 to September 24 this year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50959640/govt-spent-more-than-570-million-on-idpoor/

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