Cambodian migrant workers return from Thailand continue to raise

Cambodian migrant workers enter a quarantine center in Banteay Meanchey province's Phnom Srok district, August 16, 2021. Supplied Photo

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.

Svay Rieng provincial authorities place canal land dispute protestors in COVID-19 quarantine

Villagers protesting on August 2 on farmland within the disputed boundary of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project. This week, 60 families connected to the protest were placed in quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19. Supplied photo.

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.

Cases cross 1,000, as Sokha Hotel guard charged for allowing quarantine breach

Ambulances leave the Phnom Penh Quarantine Center with COVID-19 patients after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that people in quarantine and infected patients should not be kept at the same site. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

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.

New academic year begins with 30 border schools still closed for quarantine

Students clean their hands as they return for the 2021 school year at Bak Touk High School in Phnom Penh on Monday. Panha Chhorpoan

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.

Students to miss start of new year as migrant workers quarantine in schools near border

Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand are quarantined at a high school in Battambang province in a photo posted to the provincial administration's Facebook page.

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.