Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated against COVID-19 with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccines on Thursday, even as a new cluster of cases pushed the government to restrict movements and travel to Preah Sihanouk province.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered harsher fines for migrant workers who attempt to evade quarantine when returning from Thailand after a series of breaches over the weekend, including one man who lost a leg to landmine while crossing the border under the cover of dark.
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.
Prime Minister Hun Sen tested negative for Covid-19 a day after he met with the Hungarian foreign minister, who had tested positive for the virus upon arriving in Thailand just hours after attending a signing ceremony with high level officials in Phnom Penh.
A group of activists are continuing to protest for the release of prominent union leader Rong Chhun despite a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen last week that there would be more arrests if the border issue is raised.