Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered government officials to closely monitor the spread of the avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, more commonly known as bird flu, which claimed the life of a Prey Veng man last week. In a speech in Siem Reap province, the premier directed health officials to “be careful with this issue and continue to follow it for the safety of the people”. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation reported that a 27-year old man from Prey Veng province infected with H5N1 died last week of respiratory complications. As of Tuesday, there had been 10 laboratory-confirmed cases in Cambodia of H5N1 in humans since the virus was first detected in the Kingdom in 2004, with eight fatalities.
PM URGES VIGILANCE ON AVIAN INFLUENZA
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release