NSSF demands people show proof of vaccination before receiving social security card

A Phnom Penh hotel security guard checks a costumer's COVID-19 vaccination card before allowing them to enter, October 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

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.

Cambodians asked to volunteer for rapid test before returning to work after Pchum Ben holiday

A health worker sets up a COVID-19 rapid test at a high school in Phnom Penh. Picture taken September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

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.

Health ministry calls on private sector to carry out frequent rapid tests

Health officials use rapid test kits to test residents in Phnom Penh, for COVID-19, August 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpan

Cambodia’s Health Ministry has instructed all state institutions, private companies, factories and other organizations to frequently carry out rapid tests for all staff and employees as the country continues to record hundreds of new cases every day. The announcement did not provide a specific definition of what constitutes an organization.

Phnom Penh City Hall sets sweeping new factory regulations to combat COVID-19 outbreaks among workers

Garment workers eat breakfast separated by plastic partitions at a factory at Kakap II commune Pur Senchey district in Phnom Penh, June 14, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Phnom Penh City Hall on Tuesday released three plans aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 among factory workers. The trio of ambitious, though non-binding, plans set new regulations and requirements for factories in the coming years, including providing accommodation and transportation for workers — two areas that have contributed to high rates of infections.

WHO, labor leaders urge stronger action to prevent COVID-19 in factories as more workers test positive for virus

Garment workers enter a factory for their morning's work in the Dangkor district of Phnom Penh, May 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the World Health Organization urges action for Cambodian garment workers infected with COVID-19, union leaders are calling on the government to take stronger action to protect factory staff.