Hun Sen says ‘November 3’ COVID-19 scare is no longer a threat

Prime Minister played golf Thursday morning, according to photos posted to his Facebook page, after completing 14 days of quarantine because he was exposed to a visiting Hungarian dignitary who was COVID-19 positive.

The Cambodian government announced on Thursday that it had alleviated any threat of COVID-19 community transmission after more than 1,500 people were directly or indirectly exposed to a visiting Hungarian minister who tested positive for disease.

Coronavirus scare dampens land dispute relief for Ream villagers

A villager carries a bag of rice on October 12 in Ong Krao village, where residents will have to soon relocate to make way for a development project linked to tycoon Ly Yong Phat. Khuon Narim

Ream villagers have been nervous for the last month, after the land they are living on was part of a 600-hectare concession given to the family of influential tycoon Ly Yong Phat. Looking at past experiences, these villagers knew there was a high possibility they would be evicted from their homes in Preah Sihanouk province, and potentially forcefully.

Reluctant to declare an emergency, Hun Sen calls for stricter enforcement of COVID-19 measures

Phnom Penh motorists were seen wearing face masks on Tuesday after the government reported at least three positive COVID-19 cases linked to a state visit by a Hungarian minister last week. Panha Chhorpoan

Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all people to follow quarantine, self-isolation and testing requirements, especially officials of his government, after three people who were in contact with an infected foreign dignitary tested positive on Monday.

Schools, entertainment venues ordered to close after new Covid-19 case

A man walks cross Boeng Trabek High School in Phnom Penh on November 8. Panha Chhorpoan

After a bodyguard who accompanied a Covid-19 positive Hungarian minister during his trip to Phnom Penh last week also tested positive for the virus, the government announced November 8 that schools and entertainment venues in Phnom Penh and Kandal province would close for at least two weeks.

More than 600 people, including journalists, test negative for Covid-19

Photographers and cameramen surround Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto at the opening of the Hungarian Embassy office in Phnom Penh on November 3. Panha Chhorpoan

More than 600 people, including dozens of journalists who covered the state visit of the Covid-19 positive Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister on November 3, had received negative test results for the virus by November 4, as others are still awaiting results.