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Active cases surge as Cambodia records highest daily new case total since July

27 September 2021. For the 4th day running, new cases were above 800 as Cambodia recorded its highest daily new cases. The Kingdom has seen a surge in cases related to the recent ‘pagoda outbreaks’ in Phnom Penh, and in the ongoing hotspot of Siem Reap.https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942609/active-cases-surge-as-cambodia-records-highest-daily-new-case-total-since-july/

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Thailand ramps up health screening of international arrivals

23 September 2021. Airports of Thailand (AoT) has revealed that authorities are repurposing the Advance Passenger Processing System (APPS), to check incoming air passengers’ health documentation ahead of their arrival, as the country is set to reopen to tourism starting next month.https://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/thailand-ramps-up-health-screening-of-international-arrivals-372910

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Garment Association President Makes Statement on Covid-19 Spread at Factories

23 September 2021. President of the Lao Garments Association has given a statement that outbreaks of Covid-19 among workers at several garment factories in the nation’s capital have caused a surge in community spread of the virus, prompting the city to go into full lockdown.https://laotiantimes.com/2021/09/23/garment-association-president-clarifies-covid-19-spread-at-garment-factories/

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Eight COVID-19 vaccines conditionally approved for emergency use in Vietnam

23 September 2021. Vietnam’s Health Ministry has conditionally approved eight COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in the country, such as: Vaccine Abdala by AICA – Cuba, Vaccine Hayat-Vax, COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Spikevax (COVID-19 vaccine Moderna), Vero-cell by Sinopharm, Comirnaty (or Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine), Sputnik-V, and A2D1222 by AstraZeneca.https://en.vietnamplus.vn/eight-covid19-vaccines-conditionally-approved-for-emergency-use-in-vietnam/208396.vnp

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Lao Airlines suspends domestic flights

23 September 2021. Lao Airlines had suspended all flights from Vientiane to provinces until further notice as Covid-19 cases hit a new high in the capital city. In an attempt to halt the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant, the Vientiane Southern Bus Station Management Board also confirmed it had suspended inter-city passenger transport.https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2021/09/lao-airlines-suspends-domestic-flights/

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Siem Reap begins disinfection campaign to protect livestock

22 September 2021. Officials from the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Cambodia are conducting a disinfection campaign on cattle farms, slaughterhouses, and barns in livestock communities throughout the province to prevent the spread of diseases such as Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS).https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-begins-disinfection-campaign-protect-livestock

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