red zones
A vegetable vendor stops her bike in front of a Covid-19 restricted zone gate along Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng Blvd on May 11, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Government Reinstates Promise of Red-Zone Cash for Neediest

The government has renewed its promise to give cash aid to low-income people living in the capital’s most restrictive “red zone” lockdown areas, of about $39 to $78 for families and $40 to garment workers, following a string of protests over livelihoods.

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.