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Quarantine rules easing across the board may lure vaccinated tourists back and encourage Cambodians to travel

The possible easing of quarantine for incoming travellers into Cambodia from the current 14 days to seven, if implemented, may see the slow but steady restart of the tourism and hospitality sectors which are all but down in the dumps. ...

Khmer Times Staff

School’s in again: Nearly 2,000 reopen nationwide after C-19 closures

After more than seven months, most schools across the Kingdom opened their gates again for students after having been shuttered to stem the spread of Covid-19. ...

Yim Sreylin

Vaccinations to continue at eight capital referral hospitals

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration said eight referral hospitals have now been designated to provide vaccinations to anyone who had not received the jabs during the opening campaign. ...

Post Staff

Ministry plans mobile jabs

Senior Ministry of Health officials have urged provincial administrations to dispatch mobile vaccination teams to remote households and the homes of those with difficulties travelling in order to administer Covid-19 jabs to them. ...

Mom Kunthear

Covid jab drive for 6-11 age group to begin Sept 17

Prime Minister Hun Sen has permitted Covid-19 vaccinations for over 1.8 million children aged 6-11 across the country from September 17 in order for them to return to school after a long hiatus. ...

Post Staff

Battambang Provincial Administration to reopen schools before end of month

Battambang’s Provincial Administration announced that schools will be reopened next week. Only students of select grades from the secondary to high school levels will be allowed to resume in-person classes as part of the pilot reopening. ...

Khmer Times Staff

World Bank praises jab, booster campaigns

The rapid pace of Cambodia’s coronavirus vaccination campaigns and subsequent booster shot drives will be key to a faster economic reopening, according to a senior World Bank official on September 13. ...

May Kunmakara

Secondary and High schools ready for reopening in PP

As part of the preparation to reopen secondary and high and schools, the Phnom Penh Administration has cleaned and disinfected 68 public schools yesterday while the private educational institutions were disinfected two days ago. ...

Chhun Sunly

China donates another 3mil doses of vaccine

To accelerate the momentum of giving the Covid-19 booster shot to double vaccinated people, the Chinese government is again at the forefront of donating an additional three million doses of the vaccine to help Cambodia achieve its set goal. ...

Tith Kongnov

Phnom Penh extends restrictions for another 14 days

The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has decided to continue administrative measures and suspend ‘high-risk’ activities for another 14 days. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PP allows some private and public schools to reopen next week

After more than seven months, students in the capital who have been pining to resume physical classes can finally get their wish from next week. ...

Tith Kongnov

Health ministry urges precautions as Pchum Ben festival approaches

With the Pchum Ben festival fast approaching, the Ministry of Health has advised people to take extra precautions to prevent Covid-19 and also to protect themselves from food poisoning by complying with food safety measures during the holiday season. ...

Mom Kunthear

Telegram bot created for tourism data control

The Ministry of Tourism has created a Telegram bot and invited tourism operators and business owners to register employees on the application who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. ...

May Kunmakara

WHO: Covid in Cambodia goes into new phase

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia said that Cambodia has reached a new phase of the pandemic with “decreasing case numbers, high vaccination coverage and a more transmissible circulating variant threatening a hidden surge”. ...

Mom Kunthear

Illegal supplements torched by the tonne

Siem Reap Provincial Health Department officials have confiscated and destroyed more than one tonne of 70 types of unregistered health supplements while the Ministry of Health has warned the public to be aware of supplements without approval from the ministry. ...

Lay Samean

Kandal closes successful vaccinations drive effort

Kandal province closed the vaccination campaign for people aged 18 and over on September 8, making it the first province to end the programme, with nearly 100 per cent of the targeted population vaccinated and about 1.5 per cent remaining unvaccinated. ...

Mom Kunthear

What explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution success?

One of the less heralded recent aspects of the COVID-19 story in Southeast Asia has been Cambodia’s remarkable success in vaccine distribution. As of September 6, just over two-thirds of the country’s population had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 53 percent were ...

Sebastian Strangio

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