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Lobster farmer San Savorng's father throws a fishing net to catch lobsters at their family farm in Takeo.

‘Delicious’ Takeo Lobsters Struggle Against Cheaper Competition

Takeo lobsters, noted for their taste, are being considered for official recognition as a regional specialty by the Commerce Ministry, leading to a program to support new lobster farmers with larvae, feed and technical assistance, but prices and demand remains an issue for producers.

People queue for vaccines on the street in front of Phnom Penh's Stung Meanchey primary school on May 11, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

WHO, Gov’t Stress Continued Vigilance as Covid-19 Numbers Ease

Cambodia’s Covid-19 numbers appear to be on the decline, but authorities stressed the need for continued vigilance as outbreaks have emerged across the region, and say they are keeping particularly close watch on factories and dense urban areas.

A courtroom equipped with transparent screen as Covid-19 precautions, in a photo posted to Justice Ministry official Kim Santepheap’s Facebook page on April 16, 2021.

Over 100 People Facing Court Cases for Covid-19 Violations

Following hundreds of arrests, at least 102 people are facing court charges for Covid-19 violations, including more than a dozen put on trial without a lawyer after the accused chose to represent themselves in their misdemeanor cases, according to court officials.

An official sprays disinfectant in the Takeo market in Daun Keo City in Takeo province in late March 2020 (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Businesses Closed in Three Kandal Villages Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Some residents of locked-down Kandal province villages say they must stay home and are being checked by police and health officers daily after more than 80 Covid-19 cases were found in two days and the district ordered all businesses to close.