World Vision Cambodia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Situation Report #13 – 12 August 2020

Government Directives

  • Thailand and Laos borders remain closed to Cambodia. The ban on cross-border movement between Cambodia and Vietnam has been lifted.
  • All public schools remain closed till late November 2020.
  • Ban on all religious gatherings in the country, effective on 17 March 20
  • Ban all activities or meetings with more than 50 people (17 March 20)
  • Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organizations holding Type A and B visas are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, effective on 5 Aug 20.
  • Temporarily suspending the flights from Malaysia and Indonesia, effective on 1 August 20 and the flights from Philippines, effective on 13 Aug 20.

Government Responses

  • Formed the COVID-19 Steering Committee at the national and sub-national level
  • COVID-19 steering committee pre-identified hotels/guest houses and schools to be 14-day quarantine and treatment service centers
  • Awareness raising campaign is being conducted regularly in each province through social, mainstream media, and smart phone messaging
  • Approved the draft law on the State of Emergency to contain the outbreak
  • To respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 on poor families, the Royal Government of Cambodia decided to strengthen the IDPoor Programme and provide cash transfers.

 

 

Source: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)