The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) announced on Sunday that it will not provide social security cards to anyone who does not show proof of COVID-19 vaccination after the Phnom Penh administration put in place measures requiring people to show their vaccination cards upon entering and exiting public and private institutions in the capital.
The Labor Ministry changed its instructions regarding COVID-19 testing for workers returning from the Pchum Ben holidays next week, saying they would be asked — but not required — to receive rapid tests before returning to work.
Members of several poor communities affected by urban development in Phnom Penh have asked the government to provide them with solutions to stay in the city as they face the threat of forced evictions.
“My mother bundled those family photos together with a handful of other belongings into her krama, and held on to them throughout the whole Pol Pot regime,” Vira Rama recounted. “If caught with the images, she could have been killed.”