Advertising Buoys Alcohol Consumption, Concerning Some in Cambodia

Billboards advertising alcohol seen along main roads as commuters cross the Chamkarmon intersection in Phnom Penh, October 29, 2021. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer)

On every TV station, in every magazine, and on the billboards plastering Cambodia’s road, seemingly nothing is advertised as ubiquitously as alcohol.

NSSF demands people show proof of vaccination before receiving social security card

A Phnom Penh hotel security guard checks a costumer's COVID-19 vaccination card before allowing them to enter, October 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) announced on Sunday that it will not provide social security cards to anyone who does not show proof of COVID-19 vaccination after the Phnom Penh administration put in place measures requiring people to show their vaccination cards upon entering and exiting public and private institutions in the capital.

Workers required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before returning to factories from Pchum Ben holiday

A health worker tests a garment worker for the Covid-19 at a factory in Phnom Penh. Picture taken April 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Factory employees across the country are now being required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before being allowed back to work as a measure to prevent the spread of the more-contagious Delta variant possibly transmitted during the Pchum Ben holiday.

Siem Reap communities under lockdown to stop spread of COVID-19

A health officer distributes Chinese medicine to residents living in a red zone in Siem Reap province. Picture taken on September 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

A handful of communities in Siem Reap city have been ordered into lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia’s main tourist hub.

COVID-19 testing begins as schools ready for reopening in Phnom Penh

A healthcare worker tests a student for COVID-19 at Chea Sim Santhor Mok high school in Phnom Penh, September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the government prepares to reopen secondary schools in Phnom Penh, some say they will require parents and students to test for COVID-19.