Social Issues
Monks and others bless locals in Takeo province in late March 2020 (Ouch Sony/VOD)

In Takeo, No Virus Cases, but Practical, Spiritual Precautions Prevail

In Takeo province — where no one has been confirmed infected with Covid-19 — and other parts of the country, authorities are preparing health institutions and raising public awareness about preventative health measures, while religious leaders share blessings to ward off evil, ghosts and the respiratory disease.

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.

Ouch Leng, center, leaves the Kratie Provincial Court in this photograph posted to Ma Chettra’s Facebook page on March 16, 2020.

Anti-Logging Activists Released With Warning From Kratie Court

Four anti-logging activists were let go on Monday after being questioned by a provincial court prosecutor and labeled as suspects by local authorities, following their detention by a timber company with a land concession next to Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.