Public health

Priority health concerns

Cash aid improves maternal and child healthcare in Kingdom

An inter-ministerial statement was issued last week highlighting the achievements and further initiatives of the government’s cash subsidy programme for pregnant women, which seeks to promote maternal and child welfare and improve the wellbeing of children from impoverished families. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714117/cash-aid-improves-maternal-and-child-healthcare-in-kingdom/

PM encourages malaria response amid pandemic

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for the continued efforts to eliminate malaria in the Kingdom despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made in a statement issued yesterday ahead of the World Malaria Day on April 25. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713137/pm-encourages-malaria-response-amid-pandemic/

Royal Ploughing ceremony cancelled

The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony, traditionally held in May, has been cancelled in light of the pandemic, the National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals announced. NCONIF secretary-general Chhin Ketana said yesterday, “The government has decided to cancel the celebration of this year’s Royal ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50712384/royal-ploughing-ceremony-cancelled-2/

Kingdom steps up TB fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-steps-tb-fight

Vietnam shutters borders with Cambodia as pandemic spreads

The Vietnamese government on Sunday locked down its borders with the Kingdom and imposed a month-long entry ban for any foreign traveler – except accredited diplomats – as the country adopts  measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Sun Mesa
http://khmertimeskh.com/50703292/vietnam-shutters-borders-with-cambodia-as-pandemic-spreads/

Royal Palace to temporarily hold off visitors

The Royal Palace Ministry yesterday announced the temporary closure of one of the Kingdom’s most iconic buildings amid fears of new Coronavirus infections. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703245/royal-palace-to-temporarily-hold-off-visitors/

Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/702304/four-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnam/

PM restricts citizens from travelling to COVID-19 worst-hit countries

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday restricted citizens from travelling to the United States, Iran and parts of Europe over COVID-19 fears. “Citizens must not travel to Europe, the US and Iran unless going abroad is​ mandatory,” he said. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702467/pm-restricts-citizens-from-travelling-to-covid-19-worst-hit-countries/

Information Ministry asks police to take measures against fake news spreaders

Information Ministry yesterday asked national police to take measures against several Facebook accounts which have allegedly accused the Kingdom of contracting COVID-19.​ ...

Khuon Narim
http://khmertimeskh.com/50696894/information-ministry-asks-police-to-take-measures-against-fake-news-spreaders

Vietnam border alert

Authorities in bordering provinces with Vietnam have reportedly increased the number of inspections of poultry imports to prevent a bird flu outbreak in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696041/vietnam-border-alert

Chickens from Vietnam banned

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon to take action to prevent the spread of bird flu (H5N1) from Vietnam into the Kingdom as an outbreak of the disease plagues southern Vietnam. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chickens-vietnam-banned

Mekong nations and China to discuss COVID-19 response this week

The Mekong nations and China will focus on the COVID-19 issue during the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Laos this week.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691804/mekong-nations-and-china-to-discuss-covid-19-response-this-week

Virus prompts warning of meat consumption

Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685778/virus-prompts-warning-of-meat-consumption

Wuhan coronavirus: Tourism industry could hit turbulence

Tourism industry officials and representatives expressed concern that the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will devastate Cambodia’s tourism industry following the Kingdom’s first documented case in the coastal province of Sihanoukville on Monday. At a press conference late on Monday, Minister of Health ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wuhan-coronavirus-tourism-industry-could-hit-turbulence

Cambodia detects first Wuhan virus case on Chinese national

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday announced the Kingdom has detected its first Novel Coronavirus infection in Preah Sihanouk province. He said in a press conference yesterday evening the infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia yesterday on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684361/kingdom-detects-first-wuhan-virus-case-on-chinese-national

PM urges precaution amid virus outbreak

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called on all Cambodians to bump up precautions to avoid contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has already killed more than 50 people in China. The prime minister told the public to remain calm but alert about the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-urges-precaution-amid-virus-outbreak

Gov’t ups security to block virus

With the new coronavirus claiming its 17th life in China, the Cambodian Ministry of Health on Thursday said it is taking measures to ensure the disease does not enter the Kingdom, including inspecting all flights from Wuhan City, the outbreak’s epicentre. Ministry secretary of state ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-ups-security-block-virus

Poipet border checkpoint on alert for new virus after Thailand scare

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up checks at the Poipet border with Thailand following reports that a Chinese tourist to that country had been confirmed to be infected with a new pneumonia-like disease. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679703/poipet-border-checkpoint-on-alert-for-new-virus-after-thailand-scare

UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997. A report by UNAIDS pointed out that 880 people were newly infected with AIDS last year, compared to 16,500 in 1997. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unaids-infections-hiv-down-95-1997-peak

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