Cambodia Cannot Regard COVID-19 As a Normal Flu

Cambodia cannot regard COVID-19 as a normal flu, we all should continue to pay attention to this pandemic, said Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
“Therefore, we have not yet dropped our prevention efforts against COVID-19”, said the Premier while presiding over the inauguration ceremony of two school buildings and the graduation ceremony of over 4,600 students of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, at the Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning.
“If we consider COVID-19 as a normal flu, it is not necessary to call on people to get vaccinated,” he added.
Prevention measures, including vaccination against COVID-19, wearing facemasks, and so on have to continue to be encouraged in the Kingdom, he said.
According to the Ministry of Health’s press release issued on Feb. 28, Cambodia registered in total 138,717 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,056 deaths, while there were more than 757 million confirmed cases in the world with 6,8 million deaths.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse

International Expert Sees Potential of Khmer Athletics Federation

Khmer Amateur Athletics Federation (KAAF) is expected to stand from top 6 to 8 in ASEAN region in the future.

The expectation was made by Mr. Oliver Scheer, Expert from World Athletics at a press conference on Olympic Solidarity Project about the National Sports System Development for Athletics here in Phnom Penh following his six-day (Jan. 26-31) visit in Cambodia.

After the implementation of the project, the federation as he expected will be ranked 5th among the national sports federations for its good governance and comprehensive federation management system.

The federation is working hard in developing Cambodia’s athletics sector, emphasised the expert.

Olympic Solidarity Project on the National Sports System Development for Athletics is well in line with the principles of the international sports, according to Mr. Buy Sophoan, Advisor to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

National Wrestling Championship 2023 Warms Up Athletes for SEA Games 2023

The National Wrestling Championship 2023 was a platform that warm up athletes for the SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games 2023 to be hosted by Cambodia.

The insight was highlighted by Mr. Casey Barnett, Vice President of the Wrestling Federation of Cambodia (WFC), in the closing ceremony of the National Wrestling Championship 2023 here in Phnom Penh last Sunday.

Mr. Casey Barnett appreciated the endeavour of the committee, technical officials and athletes for the successful competition.

The competition served as another move forward for athletes, technical officials, arbitrators and judges to warm up their capacity for the SEA Games.

Taking place from Jan. 25 to 29, the National Wrestling Championship 2023 attracted the participation of 96 wrestlers from 10 clubs, associations, and ministries.

The Ministry of Interior won the first place with a total of 22 medals, including 8 gold, 9 silver, and 5 bronze, followed by the Ministry of National Defence winning 9 medals, the Ministry of Economy and Finance 4 medals, Kampong Chhnang provincial Yeang Pring Meanrith 3 medals and Pursat provincial Wrestling Sport Association 8 medals.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

PM Urges Media to Joinly Broadcast 100-Day Countdown Toward SEA Games 2023

Prime Minister of Cambodia has called on all media outlets to actively participate in promoting the 100-day countdown toward the SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games 2023 in Cambodia.

The Premier, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen made the call in his 5th gathering with more than 4,000 journalists at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh last weekend.

“All media, please join the campaign to promote the 100-day countdown toward the 32nd SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia to remind the people, both inside and outside the country [of the regional sport event], to inspire the athletes to train hard to get more medals in the upcoming competitions, and to encourage our youth and people to support and love sports under the slogan ‘Sports: Live in Peace’, ‘A person plays a sport’, ‘Cambodia reduces traffic accidents’ and ‘Clean Cambodia’,”.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also instructed the competent authorities and relevant institutions to take any measures to ensure safety, social security and public order to maintain honour and dignity of Cambodia on the international stage as the host of the regional games for the first time.

The Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) will mark the 100-day countdown toward the SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games 2023 on Jan. 25.

Besides the 100 days countdown, the committee will also celebrate the royal sports fire ceremony, fire procession and the 11 participating countries’ SEA Games Mission Heads Meeting.

The 32nd SEA Games will be opened officially on May 5 and closed on May 17, while the 12th ASEAN Para Games will take place from June 3 to 9, 2023.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

Cambodia Saw Sharp Rise In Dengue Fever Cases In 2022

Cambodia reported 12,500 dengue fever cases in 2022, a significant increase from 1,811 cases in 2021, a health official said today.
Leang Rithea, deputy director of the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, at the Ministry of Health, said, the rise of dengue fever cases last year was connected to inclement weather, and heavy and intermittent rain throughout the year across the country.
“The disease claimed 19 children’s lives in 2022, up from only eight deaths recorded in 2021,” he said.
Despite the increase, the country had brought the situation under control, by working with relevant stakeholders and local authorities, he added.
Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted through the bite of an Aedes mosquito, which is a day-biting mosquito.
Rithea said, the centre would continue distributing the anti-dengue mosquito larvicide Abate, to households living in dengue fever-prone areas.
Dengue fever causes an acute illness that usually follows symptoms such as headache, high fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen glands, vomiting and rash.
In Cambodia, the peak of dengue epidemic period is during the rainy season, from May to Oct.

Source: NAM News Network