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Cambodia orders strict 2-week lockdown of Phnom Penh

Apr. 15, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader ordered a strict stay-at-home two-week lockdown in the capital Phnom Penh starting Thursday to slow a surge in coronavirus cases, warning “we will die unless we act responsibly.” With the vaccination campaign still at...

Cambodia's Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus

Apr. 08, 2021 04:58 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The closing of the world-famous site is the latest in a slew of...

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

Mar. 25, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a drop in people showing up for the shot. He said that a state program focusing on getting seniors vaccinated is expanding from...

Cambodia turns hotel into COVID hospital as cases rise

Mar. 08, 2021 08:09 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A defunct luxury hotel in Cambodia's capital finished conversion into a 500-room coronavirus hospital on Monday, as authorities enforced a new law imposing criminal punishments for violating health rules and infections continued to rise in the Southeast Asian...

Cambodian court sentences opposition leaders in absentia

Mar. 04, 2021 11:04 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has convicted and sentenced the exiled leader and eight senior members of the country's banned opposition party to more than 20 years in prison, effectively barring them from ever returning home. The decision made by the...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19

Mar. 04, 2021 01:15 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated Thursday with a vaccine supplied by the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, as a plan to immunize up to two-thirds of the country's population was on track to be completed by the end of the year. ...

First COVAX vaccines arrive in Cambodia from India

Mar. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Tuesday received its first batch of 324,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from India that are part of the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, as the country expands its immunization program with the goal of inoculating a majority of its...

Vaccinations start without rush in Australia, parts of Asia

Feb. 22, 2021 04:39 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia started its COVID-19 inoculation program on Monday, days after its neighbor New Zealand, with both governments deciding their pandemic experiences did not require the fast tracking of vaccine rollouts that occurred in many parts of the world. ...