Cambodian migrant workers continue returning in large numbers, following the reopening of the Thai-Cambodian border late last week, with more than 1,400 returning to Banteay Meanchey alone on Sunday.
Sixty families connected to protests of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project have been placed in 14-day quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19, leading some locals to allege officials are using health measures to force a resolution of the land dispute.
A security guard from Sokha Hotel, who allegedly allowed four people to leave quarantine at the hotel, was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday.
Millions of students began a new academic year on Monday following a year of interruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic, while about 35 schools along the border remain closed for learning as they are used as quarantine facilities for migrant workers returning from Thailand.
Thousands of students in the northwest will miss the beginning of the new school year next week, with at least ten schools along the border having been converted into Covid-19 quarantine centers for migrant workers returning from Thailand, officials said.