Hundreds of people are in lockdown in a casino in Kandal province and a hotel complex in Sihanoukville as provincial authorities are preparing more treatment and quarantine centers amid the country’s largest Covid-19 outbreak to date.
A Chinese journalist was set to be put on a plane and deported Thursday night after publishing an article online saying that China-donated Covid-19 vaccines were being offered for sale.
A major Phnom Penh lake development involving several oknha and senators threatens livelihoods and wetlands, as well as rivers with sewage contamination, and puts 1 million people at risk of flooding, the U.N. said in a letter to the Cambodian government — which in turn responded with seven pages summarizing assessments of the development.
Sixty-five more cases of Covid-19 were announced Thursday morning, including 58 directly linked to the “community spread” of the February 20 cluster, and six other Chinese nationals who tested positive in Sihanoukville while looking to travel home.
A senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday that Phnom Penh hospitals were currently at capacity for handling Covid-19 patients, and new patients would be sent to Kandal and Kampong Speu provinces while the ministry prepares more space for them.
Siem Reap police seized nearly five dozen dogs destined to be slaughtered for meat on Saturday, as part of the city’s ban on selling canines for consumption.
A Kampong Thom province village chief has been removed after allegedly taking a woman’s IDPoor payments over several months, one of more than 14,000 irregularities authorities have found since June in the country’s anti-poverty program that was expanded amid the global pandemic.
Community patrollers of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary say local authorities are pushing them to sign contracts that they cannot patrol the forest, a year after they were banned from activities to monitor the protected area.
The Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 40 new cases of Covid-19, a new high for Cambodia.