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Cambodians wait to return home at an airport in Malaysia while flights to Cambodia were restricted on April 7, 2020. (Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia)

Certify No Covid-19 Before Trip Home, Embassy in Malaysia Tells Citizens

The Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has told Cambodian citizens in Malaysia, including 143 people who have been trying to return home since last month, to attain documents certifying they are free of Covid-19 if they wish to be allowed back in the country. But some say they cannot afford to pay for the health reports.

People cross the border as security forces monitor at the Poipet international border checkpoint on November 9, 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Government Restricts Movement Outside Phnom Penh Due to Covid-19

The government on Thursday issued a one-week ban on civilian travel in and out of Phnom Penh, and between districts outside the capital, effective at midnight and aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19, according to an order from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship docks at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on February 13, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Cruise Ship Cast Out Over Virus Fears Docks at Sihanoukville

A luxury cruise ship that was turned away by other Asian nations due to fears of coronavirus docked at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port Thursday evening, with passengers required to undergo health checks before they can disembark, officials said.