Another week of lockdowns for some Phnom Penh red zones, but area shrinks

Garment workers leave after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination in a red zone in Choam Chao 1 commune, Pur Senchey District in Phnom Penh, May 12, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh municipal authority announced it was extending targeted lockdowns for another week, including some areas that have already been locked down for more than a month.

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.”

With lockdown coming to an end, the government still has lots to learn

A woman tries to get past a barricade at the border of one of Phnom Penh's red zones, April 30, 2021.CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Following two weeks of curfew and the partial closure of the capital of Phnom Penh, the government abruptly announced in mid-April that the whole city, as well as the neighbouring city of Takmao, would be completely locked down for a fortnight. The announcement, which would leave families locked in their homes for everything except the […]

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.

Police general gets 18 months prison for violating Covid lockdown

Former police general Ung Chanthuok arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal court ahead of his trial for breaching COVID lockdown guidelines, April 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced a two-star police general to 18 months in prison for drinking and partying over the Khmer New Year holiday in violation of strict measures introduced to help curb the spread of COVID-19.