Prison Department begins vaccinations for all Cambodian prisoners

A health care worker draws a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the ongoing vaccination campaign in Phnom Penh, April 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

State officials have begun a campaign to vaccinate all of Cambodia’s nearly 39,000 prisoners against COVID-19 after 34 inmates tested positive for the virus last weekend in the Preah Sihanouk provincial prison.

Drivers and garment workers detained for trying to leave red zones

A man tries to walks through a blocked street in the red zone at Stung Meanchey III commune in Phnom Penh, May 10, 2021. CamoJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

More than 40 taxi drivers and over a hundred passengers, most of them garment workers, have been detained while trying to leave restricted red zones since May 6, Choam Chao 1 commune police chief Say Chamroeun said on Monday. They are now quarantined for 14 days at Kork Banhchoan Primary School in Pur Senchey district.

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration extends lockdown as some residents complain of food shortages

Health officials spray sanitizer to fight COVID-19 in a red zone area of Sihanoukville on May 6, in a photo posted on the Preah Sihanouk provincial administration's Facebook page.

“Now, the big problem is I do not get income everyday,” Chav said. “I do not have reserves because my business just brings me a daily wage.”

New rules for garment factories as Phnom Penh reopens, amid rising COVID-19 cases

Barricades block a street in a red zone in Stung Meanchey I commune, April 29. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

With Phnom Penh’s citywide lockdown set to end today, the Ministry of Labor announced new COVID-19 regulations for factories — including that they must split their workforce into two groups, to trade off every two weeks.

Citywide lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takhmao to end, though targeted lockdowns may remain

A man crosses a barricade blocking a Phnom Penh red zone, April 30, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The government on Monday said it would lift the lockdowns of Phnom Penh and Takhmao City when they expire May 5, but may continue smaller targeted lockdowns of any areas with high rates of COVID-19 infections.