As the government prepares to reopen secondary schools in Phnom Penh, some say they will require parents and students to test for COVID-19.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for a partial reopening of schools, especially in rural areas where there are no COVID-19 cases, fearing that continued closures would lead to higher rates of illiteracy and students dropping out of school.
Cambodia received half a million single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Friday, the first portion of more than one million doses donated by the US government through the international COVAX mechanism. The country will also receive another 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca donated from the United Kingdom as well.
Government launches new program to combat online child sexual exploitation, amid a pandemic-related rise in cases
The Cambodia National Council for Children (CNCC) on Tuesday launched a five-year plan to prevent online sexual exploitation of children, a crime the government and advocates say has worsened amid the pandemic.