PM Hun Sen Gives Recommendations to Prevent Coronavirus

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has provided eight recommendations for Cambodian compatriots to prevent Coronavirus, speaking at the briefing on Coronavirus, held Thursday morning at the Peace Palace. First, do not over fear that would be a waste of time. Everyone can prevent the virus by hygiene. Second, spread correct information. Third, every…

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Cambodia to Spend at Any Cost to Prevent Coronavirus: PM Hun Sen

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced clearly that the Royal Government of Cambodia has enough budget and is willing to spend at any cost on coronavirus prevention, addressing at the briefing on Coronavirus held Thursday morning at the Peace Palace. The premier underlined that the Ministry of Health’s budget is enough to cover…

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PM Hun Sen Urges Professional Journalists to Counter Fake News Spreaders

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged all professional and ethical journalists and media outlets to counter the unprofessional journalists and Facebook users for spreading fake news on social media, speaking at the briefing on Coronavirus, held Thursday morning at the Peace Palace. “Must provide correct news to people. I would like to congratulate…

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No Banning of China’s Flights to Cambodia: PM Hun Sen

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed Thursday that the Kingdom will not ban any flights from China despite the Coronavirus, speaking at the briefing on Coronavirus held at the Peace Palace. According to the premier, Cambodia will not ban flights or ban imports from China nor deport the Chinese citizen having Coronavirus from…

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Outbreak of Fear Spreads Faster than Coronavirus, Says Cambodia’s PM

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated that the real disease challenging the Kingdom these days is not Coronavirus, but fear of pandemic caused by fake news and falsified information. The premier’s statement was made at the briefing on Coronavirus, held Thursday morning at the Peace Palace. “The issue happening these days in our…

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Press Briefing on Novel Coronavirus related Pneumonia in Cambodia [Unofficial Translation]

[…] Let me take this opportune moment to appeal on a number of points as followed:
• […] firstly, do not overreact the truth because it would waste your time in fulfilling your works. We could evade any infectious viruses by exercising hygiene and sanitation in our way of living, eating, traveling and working, etc. […],
• […] secondly, we must provide people with true information […] let me affirm once again that the credible source of information must be the Ministry of Health, which is the leading institution in charge of providing information on this matter. It is not the quick reaction unit (of the Council of Ministers) or the Ministry of Information, or other institutions […],
• […] thirdly, state institutions, private companies, factories, enterprises, markets, Buddhist pagodas, mosques, and churches, etc. must continue their normal functioning […],
• […] fourthly, schools must focus attention in providing confidence for pupils. Parents and/or supervisors continue to send their children to schools. Schools of every levels must make sure they are on strict hygiene and sanitation […],
• […] fifthly, (people) must have their masks on wherever necessary […],
• […] sixthly, masks sellers should not take this chance to increase prices […] I am calling on factories to produce masks and sell to the state or to help people in need (of masks) […],
• […] seventhly, must ensure normal functioning without discrimination against tourists and/or transportation services of every kinds – air and water that are in direct connections with the airport, hotel and other transportation sector […],
• […] eighthly, Cambodian diplomats, consular officers, and students who are working and/or studying in China, those in Wuhan also included, must continue to stay there and join with the people of China to fight the disease […] as is said in our ancestors’ slogan “a friend in deed is a friend in need” […],
• There have been some requests and one of them has been for Cambodia to shut out flights from China to Cambodia. That was a measure requested to kill national economy and to place Cambodia-China relations in dismay […] actually, there is no need to even do so, China has already declared closing flights from their end already – not only from Wuhan to outside destinations but also in China […], and
• […] the second request has been to evacuate Cambodian students studying in China to Cambodia […] I said “no.” Should we do that, it is nothing different from sharing only happy time with them and leaving them in bad time […] there is no need to evacuate Cambodian students, diplomats, and/or consular officers (in China) to Cambodia […]
Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Press Conference on the new coronavirus Situation in Cambodia, 30 Januray 2020

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