The Phnom Penh Municipal Court and Kandal Provincial Court have temporarily suspended nearly all hearings during the lockdown, except for those related to violations of the lockdown order and the controversial new COVID-19 law. But rights monitors warned that the backlog in cases could lead to excessive pre-trial detention for many defendants.
The Cambodian government had earmarked $200 million to increase ease of access to credit for companies and firms struggling as the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain.
The Phnom Penh municipal authority on Saturday ordered a temporary closure of all internet café businesses in Phnom Penh to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Every morning, Tha Mengsrean would leave his home at 5:35 a.m., walk around 200 meters to the bus stop and take the 5:40 bus to Bak Touk High School. The 17-year-old student took the bus from his home in Chroy Changvar district in northeast Phnom Penh to Prampi Makara district daily.
Workers in the informal sector are singing for support, with the release of a song last week that says they’ve been ignored during the COVID-19 pandemic and pleads for financial assistance from the government.