January 25, 2022

Day: January 1, 2022

Medical

COVID-19: 14 Omicron Imported Cases Recorded

AKP Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s Ministry of Health detected 14 new cases of COVID-19, according to its press release this morning, stressing that they are all imported Omicron cases. The tally now rose to 120,507, including 19,923 imported cases, of which 66 are Omicron cases. Fortunately, there were 12 new recoveries and no new death cases; […]

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Health Protection

Covid-19: WHO optimistic about beating coronavirus in 2022

GENEVA, The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says he is optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned against “narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding” in a New Year statement. His comments come two years since the WHO was first notified […]

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Miscellaneous

In Asia, World’s Largest Trade Deal Enters Into Force

JAKARTA, The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world’s largest trade deal, so far, enters into force today. The mega free trade agreement has been applauded by the Asia-Pacific region as an important step towards deeper regional integration and a renewed worldwide momentum for free trade and multilateralism, at a time of multiple global […]

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Health Protection

Covid clouds world New Year party

SYDNEY, The world began ushering in 2022 on Friday after another tumultuous and pandemic-ridden year capped by new restrictions, soaring case numbers, and a slight glimmer of hope for better times ahead. The past 12 months saw a new US president, the first spectator-free Olympics, and dreams of democracy from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Hong […]

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Miscellaneous

RCEP Mega Trade Pact Enters Into Force For 10 Participating Countries

JAKARTA, The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement enters into force Saturday for 10 participating countries, paving the way for the creation of the world’s largest free trade area. The countries are Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, according to the ASEAN Secretariat. “The RCEP agreement will also enter […]

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Key Issues

More Local Governments in US Taxing Plastic Shopping Bags

Five Virginia jurisdictions have joined a growing trend across America of taxing plastic shopping bags in hopes of reducing and eventually eliminating their use. The bags, designed as single-use items, are among the most common forms of litter, polluting land and waterways alike and constituting a substantial portion of the nation’s plastic waste. Slow to […]

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Miscellaneous

Seven Red Headed Vultures Found at Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

AKP Phnom Penh, Seven more red headed vultures and five red junglefowls have been found at Sre Pok wildlife sanctuary. The update was shared on Dec. 31 by an official of the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment. This is the first time that this species of red headed vultures has been spotted after its two-year […]

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Miscellaneous

Chom Chao Flyover and Underpass, 92 Percent Complete

AKP Phnom Penh, The construction of Chom Chao flyover and underpass was 92 percent complete as of Dec. 30. The information was announced in a press release from the Phnom Penh municipal administration, adding that the construction is expected to finish in March 2022. As of now, 5 out of 8 flyovers and underpasses of […]

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Miscellaneous

2021 National Swimming Championship to Begin Next Week

AKP Phnom Penh, The 2021 National Swimming Championship will begin next week in Battambang province. To take place at Battambang University from Jan. 8 to 10, 2022, the competition will be divided into three categories — male, female and male athletes with disabilities. The male category for those aged 12 years old up has 12 […]

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