A barrier blocking a street into the Toul Svay Prey I "orange zone" in Phnom Penh on May 1, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Warning of Legal Action for Broadcasts From Red Zones, Following Ambulances

Journalists broadcasting from red zones, following ambulances or making misleading conclusions “without clear background” will face legal action, the Information Ministry said on Tuesday, as a spokesperson explained that the measures were needed as some had made reports without first verifying with relevant parties.

Authorities stop drivers at a barricade in front of the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge into the Chroy Changvar commune "orange zone" on May 1, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Hun Sen Suggests Move Toward Targeted, not Citywide, Lockdowns

Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested the country will move toward targeted lockdowns in small areas rather than citywide or provincial-level restrictions, as Phnom Penh’s lockdown nears the end of its third week, according to a government spokesperson.