Matt Surrusco
Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship docks at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on February 13, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Cruise Ship Cast Out Over Virus Fears Docks at Sihanoukville

A luxury cruise ship that was turned away by other Asian nations due to fears of coronavirus docked at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port Thursday evening, with passengers required to undergo health checks before they can disembark, officials said.

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First Coronavirus Case in Cambodia Confirmed

UPDATED 8:41 p.m. — The 60-year-old man flew from Wuhan city to Cambodia on January 23 and developed a fever and runny nose on Saturday, ministry spokesman Ly Sovann told VOD in a message.

Nop Vy, CamboJA’s board chairman (left), shakes hands with EU Ambassador Carmen Moreno at the CamboJA launch event on December 13, 2019 in Phnom Penh. (CamboJA)

New Journalists’ Group Vows to Defend Reporters, Free Press

A new journalists’ association, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA), vowed to promote press freedom and independent newsgathering, and defend and help professionalize local reporters during a launch event on Friday.