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Covid-19 testing in Siem Reap on June 25, 2021, in a photo posted to the Facebook page of the Siem Reap provincial administration.

WHO Still in Dark About Omicron Impact, Advises ‘Living With Covid’

The World Health Organization said on Friday it was seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases, especially in Europe, and that countries needed to be vigilant and learn to live with the virus, commending Cambodia’s approach toward a reopening.

A man checks the news on his smartphone. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Groups Push for Regional Front to Hold Social Media Accountable

Advocates from across Southeast Asia on Tuesday alleged social media complicity in state-sponsored propaganda, harassment of activists and antidemocratic censorship as they established a regional civil-society coalition to press for accountability.

Barbed wire has been wrapped around a gate closing off trains tracks crossing Poipet’s international border with Thailand. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Thai Nationals Rescued, Repatriated from Pursat SEZ

Military police spokesperson Eng Hy said Cambodian and Thai authorities had rescued 103 Thai nationals from a Pursat province special economic zone on Tuesday morning and brought the individuals across the border on Wednesday morning.