April 6, 2021
A roadblock on National Road 6 between Phnom Penh and Kandal province on the morning of April 10, 2020 (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Travel Ban for Two Weeks Announced

UPDATED 10 p.m. — Travel between provinces has been banned for two weeks from Wednesday through April 20, spanning the Khmer New Year holidays amid the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreak to date, the government announced in a statement late Tuesday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen points on a map to Cambodia's Block A offshore oil concession, where KrisEnergy has extracted the nation's first drops of oil, in a photo posted to his Facebook page on December 29, 2020.

Indebted Oil Company Reports Lower-Than-Expected Oil at Cambodian Block

KrisEnergy has warned that its current production rate at Cambodia’s Apsara offshore oil block has yielded only around half the company’s projected peak rate, and it has extended debt repayment deadlines and brought in an engineering firm to assess the situation amid “material uncertainty … to continue as a going concern.”

Officers outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Three Men Arrested for Party Allegedly Violating Covid-19 Measures

Three men drinking and singing through loudspeakers in a rented room in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon have been arrested for allegedly violating the city’s Covid-19 measures, which include a requirement for social distancing in all public and private areas except for people who live together and certain other exemptions.