April 17, 2021
Health Protection

COVID-19: Tally Crosses 5,000 Mark

Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 crossed the 5,000 mark this morning to 5,218 with the detection of 344 new cases, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health. The new confirmed cases include 4 Indonesian passengers arriving in Cambodia on April 13 from Indonesia via Singapore, 1 Cambodian migrant worker returning from Thailand on […]

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Market

Sufficient Rice Supplies during Two-week Lockdown Assured

Ministry of Commerce has assured the sufficient rice supplies during the two-week-long lockdown of Phnom Penh capital and Takhmao town of Kandal province, urging people ‘not to worry’ about the lack of rice. In a joint statement between Green Trade Company of Ministry of Commerce and Cambodia Rice Federation issued on Thursday, the ministry called […]

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Key Issues

PM Hun Sen Expresses Condolences over Passing of H.E. Mao Ayuth

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has extended his heartfelt condolences over the passing away of H.E. Mao Ayuth, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Information. “I and my spouse are heartbroken to learn that H.E. Mao Ayuth, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Information passed away on Thursday, […]

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Health Protection

WHO: Tobacco Taxes Save Lives, Money

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says that raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products is the smartest and best way to save lives and save billions of dollars in health expenditures. An estimated eight million people die prematurely every year from tobacco-related illnesses, such as emphysema and lung cancer. Furthermore, the World Health […]

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Market

Cambodians Rush to Markets as Hun Sen Imposes COVID Lockdown

Residents of Phnom Penh rushed to stock up on food and other supplies on Thursday as word spread of a lockdown ordered by Prime Minister Hun Sen to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the capital and surrounding Kandal province, sources said. News of the planned April 15-28 lockdown, which leaked before an official announcement could […]

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Miscellaneous

Cambodia, JICA Discuss Cambodia’s Logistics Upgrading Phase II

Cambodia and JICA have convened a meeting to discuss the rollout of a logistics upgrading project in Cambodia phase II. The meeting took place virtually early this week under the chairmanship of H.E. Ms. Koy Sodany, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, and Ms. Kamei Haruko, newly appointed Chief Representative […]

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