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Royal Government to continue providing free COVID-19 vaccines to people

The Royal Government will continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines to its people and all foreign nationals in Cambodia free-of-charge even though the required doses for each of them rise to 20. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501098099/royal-government-to-continue-providing-free-covid-19-vaccines-to-people/

COVID-19 crisis pushes Cambodia’s economy to negative growth for the first time, says Ministry

As the global economy continues to reel from the compounded crises of Covid-19 and Ukraine-Russia, Cambodia has not been able to go through them unaffected. The Covid-19 crisis has pushed Cambodia’s economy to negative growth for the first time in 2020 due to a sharp ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097431/covid-19-crisis-pushes-cambodias-economy-to-negative-growth-for-the-first-time-says-ministry/

Tourism sector asking for tax break extension through end of this year

Tourism players have asked the finance ministry to extend the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by the industry from June 30 to December 31, citing instability in business.   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourism-sector-asking-tax-break-extension-through-end-year

No new Covid cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on June 14 reported zero new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths. As of June 14, Cambodia had recorded a total of 136,262 Covid-19 cases with 133,206 recoveries and 3,056 fatalities.   ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-new-covid-cases-cambodia-24

China helps Cambodia bring COVID under control

Cambodia’s cooperation with China has been vital for the Southeast Asian country in achieving its COVID-free status, officials and experts said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501094400/china-helps-cambodia-bring-covid-under-control/

Cambodia announces COVID-free state

Cambodia has become COVID-19-free as the last patient has recovered, the country’s Ministry of Health has announced in a statement. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501091004/cambodia-announces-covid-free-state/

80% children under psychological stress: Report

About 80% of Cambodian children aged between 12 and 16 are living under psychological stress because of their parents’ debt, according to a report released on the sidelines of International Children’s Day, which falls on every June 1. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086962/80-children-under-psychological-stress-report/

Phnom Penh officials praised for COVID-19 prevention efforts

Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh, praised the officials of Phnom Penh Capital Administration for their hard work in preventing Covid-19 and pointed out that for more than 20 consecutive days there has been no Covid-19 cases in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501087315/phnom-penh-officials-praised-for-covid-19-prevention-efforts/

NGOs call for gov’t support on child rights post-pandemic

A group of six independent NGOs has called on the government to commit to supporting child rights after the coronavirus pandemic, after their survey found out that nearly 80 per cent of children and youth respondents said their parents experience financial stress. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-govt-support-child-rights-post-pandemic

Covid jab making delayed on lack of gov’t purchasing deal, Hun Sen says

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the “sluggishness” of the establishment of a Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing facility in Cambodia was due to the government not yet signing an agreement to purchase vaccines produced by the factory. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-jab-making-delayed-lack-govt-purchasing-deal-hun-sen-says

Cambodia poised for fifth Covid jabs as vaccines face expiration

Cambodia is pushing its vaccination drive as millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines are set to expire soon and the government hopes it will help achieve herd immunity. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501080090/cambodia-poised-for-fifth-covid-jabs-as-vaccines-face-expiration/

Boom in high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh, despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic, there has been a boom in the development of high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh. The construction sector is one of the country’s main economic engines. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/boom-in-high-end-residential-projects-in-phnom-penh-despite-pandemic/

ASEAN agrees to vaccines travel deal

The 15th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia, for five days with the theme of “Advancing the Achievements of ASEAN Health Development”. There were five primary outcomes from the meeting, which included an agreement on the mechanism for mutual recognition of digital ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-agrees-vaccines-travel-deal

SR hotel reopenings still sluggish after C-19 closures

Only 20% of hotels in Siem Reap province have reopened after the Covid-19 outbreak in the province subsided, most other hotels have either shut down or are temporarily closed, while others will reopen at a later date when tourist numbers increase. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078675/sr-hotel-reopenings-still-sluggish-after-c-19-closures/

Indian PM Modi praises zero Covid-case streak in Kingdom

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his congratulations to Cambodia for its success in combating Covid-19, as the country reported zero cases for 12 consecutive days.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/indian-pm-modi-praises-zero-covid-case-streak-kingdom

Post-Covid school reopenings see drop in returning students

Poverty is stopping several students from returning to schools post-Covid times, say school authorities. The pandemic had affected millions of families across the country, but children suffered the most. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078735/post-covid-school-reopenings-see-drop-in-returning-students/

Weddings, festivals and other ceremonies banned on streets during election campaign

People hoping to hold weddings or other celebration and events on the streets of Daun Penh District will have to postpone them after the authorities banned any from taking place during election campaigns. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079052/weddings-festivals-and-other-ceremonies-banned-on-streets-during-election-campaign/

Hallmark of friendship

The world is facing challenges due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all countries’ social and economic aspects over more than two years. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077441/hallmark-of-friendship/

BRI projects provide tangible benefits in Cambodia during pandemic

Cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have provided tangible benefits to Cambodia and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, a scholar in Cambodia said on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077395/bri-projects-provide-tangible-benefits-in-cambodia-during-pandemic/

Garment Exports Up, But Workers Worried About Factory Closures

Phon Touch and Teang Sreytouch have been working for years in Cambodia’s garment industry, but now the two women are worried they could join the thousands of others in the sector who’ve been laid off without proper compensation. ​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/garment-exports-up-but-workers-worried-about-factory-closures/

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