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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.

Prime Minister Hun Sen receives a first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Phnom Penh's Calmette Hospital on March 4, 2021. (AKP)

Hun Sen Vaccinated, Travel Ban Floated for Preah Sihanouk

Prime Minister Hun Sen received the country’s first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday, the morning after calling for either a travel ban or widespread vaccinations in Preah Sihanouk province amid a rise in Covid-19 cases there.

Authorities block off Phnom Penh's Koh Pich island after a cluster of new Covid-19 cases were announced on February 20, 2021. (Pete Ford)

Updated: 32 New Covid-19 Cases Linked to 4 Who Left Quarantine

UPDATED 7:35 p.m. — Cambodia reported 32 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday morning, part of a new community cluster linked to a Phnom Penh nightclub and four women, two of whom were found to be positive, and who were allowed by hotel security to leave quarantine.

Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech from his home in Kandal province on December 15, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

Hun Sen Cancels Exams for Graduating High Schoolers

All grade 12 students will pass without taking their year-end exams due to disruptions from Covid-19, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a surprise announcement on Tuesday that had the Education Ministry and others in the sector unable to immediately answer questions about university admissions and scholarships.