Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - PM approves more funds for all quarantine centres

PM approves more funds for all quarantine centres

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Phnom Penh Quarantine Centre in Prek Pnov district. Hong Menea

PM approves more funds for all quarantine centres

Prime Minister Hun Sen has provided a further 7,110 million riel ($1.7 million) to 24 provinces in preparation for quarantine from July 26 to August 8, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry said the 24 provinces had so far reported 21,352 people in quarantine.

Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap have quarantined 4,104 and 3,190 people respectively, placing a lot of pressure on resources.

There are also provinces such as Kampong Speu with 1,875 cases and Oddar Meanchey with 1,486 people in quarantine.

Other provinces have fewer people in quarantine including 394 in Preah Vihear, 432 in Kandal and 211 in Kampong Chhnang, or just few dozen total like in Mondulkiri and Stung Treng.

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang said ongoing financial support from the government will assist in protecting public health.

“[The] government ... has money to support sub-national administrations, especially funds for people in quarantine,” he said.

He added that with the financial support from the government, sub-national authorities can set up better treatment facilities and quarantine centres.

“Our province is better set up with quarantine facilities because of the guidance from national and sub-national authorities ... Brothers and sisters have received free treatment services and our places are hygienic, have cooked rice, water, and electricity and exercise facilities,” Samnang said.


  • Trio from Cambodia earn gold medals at int’l math olympiad

    Three Cambodian students won gold awards in the grade 12 math competition at the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads (SASMO). A total of 33,679 candidates from 28 countries competed in the tough contest. Lim Chhingy, was the highest ranked among the three. “Of the grade 12 students, I

  • Historic Battambang town bans billboards

    The Battambang town administration informed all house and business owners in Svay Por commune to remove all billboards by August 1 as it is preparing to submit the town to UNESCO for inclusion on its historical cultural heritage list. Its July 25 notice said all signage was

  • All foreigners' accommodations to be inspected: Sar Kheng

    The Ministry of Interior is undertaking a serious effort to inspect all the accommodations of foreigners in Cambodia – except diplomats – in order to find and identify human traffickers. Minister Sar Kheng said this would include inspections on the homes of foreigners employed by businesses, private

  • Ice cream, noodles flagged over carcinogen

    The General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) has identified three types of instant noodles and ice cream trademarks originating from Thailand, Vietnam and France that are suspected to contain ethylene oxide, which poses a cancer risk to consumers. The general department has

  • Exclusive interview with Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the EU

    CAMBODIA is hosting the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings this week with top officials from the US, China, and Russia and other countries in the region slated to attend and to meet with face-to-face with their counterparts on the sidelines. In

  • Compulsory vehicle insurance on the cards

    The government plans to introduce compulsory insurance for private vehicles to make sure that health and property costs for victims of road crashes are protected, according to Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Ros Seilava. This would make Cambodia the last country in