Cambodian apparel and footwear sector groups and the EU’s business chamber in Cambodia have appealed to the European Union to postpone its partial suspension of duty-free trade with Cambodia due to the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on Cambodia’s economy.
Tourist arrivals to Siem Reap province fell by 60 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, with only eight tourists recorded visiting Angkor Wat during the Khmer New Year break, an official said.
Cambodian citizens returning from abroad will be exempt from the government’s requirement that travellers entering Cambodia bring a certificate proving that they tested negative for a Covid-19 infection, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Thirteen journalists were among 27 people arrested for attending a cock fight in Phnom Penh on Sunday, with police saying that they did not believe the group was only there to gather information for news stories on the illegal activity.
Garment factory owners have been accused of attempting to cull union representatives and members from their workplaces under cover of widespread Covid-19 terminations, with one official even arrested after criticizing lay-offs.