The Ministry of Information has issued permits to some 400 journalists to travel during the lockdown period, ministry spokesman Meas Sophorn confirmed on April 21.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to cease the provision of 300,000 riel payments to residents in the locked down areas and has decided instead to increase available food assistance such as rice, canned fish, noodles and soy sauce.
In order to stop the spread of Covid-19, nearly 30 markets across Phnom Penh and four provinces have been shut down temporarily following occurrences of infectious outbreaks of the virus directly linked to those market locations.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said the world is in need of a global governance system that supports multilateralism and respects international law and the sovereignty of each country, no matter its size or breadth of resources, with the UN as the central coordinating entity.
The Ministry of Commerce on April 20 dispatched five trucks to seven “Red Zones” to sell food products and groceries at below-market prices during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province, according to undersecretary of state Pen Sovicheat.
The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) on April 19 called on relevant authorities and institutions to enforce compliance with fish-import regulations and facilitate transport for distributors to ensure adequate market supply of fish to reverse a recent price jump.
Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 19 urged buyers and stakeholders not to penalise its members for failing to honour pre-agreed delivery commitments during the ongoing lockdown measures imposed by the government.