Twenty-three Cambodians returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday, taking to 56 the tally of positive cases detected at the border since Thailand’s worst outbreak of the pandemic sent a new wave of migrant workers home, the Health Ministry said.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday questioned two among more than 130 defendants charged with plotting and incitement crimes related to the failed return of exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy in 2019, which has been labeled an attempt to topple the government.
The Kampot Provincial Court on Wednesday decided to order a reinvestigation into the deadly collapse of a building in Kep province last year, which killed 36 people and injured 23 others, and did not deliver a verdict as expected.
Millions of students began a new academic year on Monday following a year of interruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic, while about 35 schools along the border remain closed for learning as they are used as quarantine facilities for migrant workers returning from Thailand.
Thousands of students in the northwest will miss the beginning of the new school year next week, with at least ten schools along the border having been converted into Covid-19 quarantine centers for migrant workers returning from Thailand, officials said.