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.
Cambodia will most likely not be placed into a state of emergency for the coronavirus using its new powers, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen, but next week’s Khmer New Year holiday will be indefinitely postponed.
Journalists taken to court can receive legal representation from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s lawyers, the Information Ministry announced this week.