Law on COVID-19 passed amid criticism by rights groups

People line up for a health check at the quarantine center in Phnom Penh on March 3, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Local and international civil society groups have criticized a newly passed Covid-19 prevention law as being overly broad and vague, saying the law could be easily abused and fails to provide any independent oversight or safeguards.