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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.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Prime Minister Hun Sen pose for a photo during Szijjarto’s official visit to Phnom Penh on November 3, 2020, in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

Hun Sen Says He’s Negative for Covid, Will Quarantine for 14 Days

Prime Minister Hun Sen, his wife and more than a dozen members of his staff tested negative for Covid-19, and he will quarantine at home for 14 days as a precaution, the premier said late Wednesday, after he met a Hungarian official a day prior who later tested positive for the virus in Thailand.