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People wearing face masks walk through the gate at the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital on March 26, 2020. (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Two More Covid-19 Cases Raise Infection Count to 98

The Health Ministry confirmed two more cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease late Thursday, and another recovered patient, bringing the nation’s total number of infections since January to 98.

A woman walks by the Health Ministry in Phnom Penh on January 29, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

44 Quarantined After Siem Reap Visitor Tests Positive for Covid-19

More than 40 people in Siem Reap will be in quarantine for two weeks because they had contact with a Japanese national who tested positive for the Covid-19 respiratory disease after departing the country this week, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech in Seoul on February 4, 2020, in this photograph posted to Hun Sen's Facebook page.

Hun Sen Says He’ll Visit Beijing, Not Coronavirus-Hit Wuhan

UPDATED 9:25 a.m. — Prime Minister Hun Sen has opted to travel to Beijing on Wednesday, instead of China’s Wuhan, where a new strain of a respiratory virus that has spread to more than 20 nations was first detected, he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning.

Chinese health officials check people for symptoms of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, on January 25, 2020. (Supplied by Cambodian students in Wuhan)

Cambodian Students in China Raise Coronavirus Fears

Cambodian university students say they’re worried about contracting a new respiratory virus while studying in China where about 2,000 cases of the illness have been reported and more than 50 people have died.

Seven Arrests, Roadblock Mar Assassination’s 3-Year Anniversary

About 100 police and military police officers descended on Phnom Penh’s inner-city Caltex gas station this morning, arresting three men trying to place flowers at the site where popular political commentator Kem Ley was gunned down three years ago and dispersing any attempts to commemorate the murder.

US and China Squabble Over Impact on Cambodia

The Phnom Penh embassies of the U.S. and China — whose governments have a dubious history of destabilizing Cambodia for their own geopolitical ends and both stoked and prolonged the country’s two-decades-long civil war — have become embroiled in their second Internet flame war over the country this year.