Cambodia

As of April 15, Cambodia has confirmed 122 COVID-19 cases and 0 deaths. The government initially downplayed the threat of the disease, but later reversed course to suspend foreign visas, close schools, cancel the Khmer New Year holiday, and ban gatherings of 50 people or more. On April 10, in a move that sparked human rights concerns, the Cambodian parliament adopted the state of emergency law which grants the government sweeping powers to carry out surveillance of telecommunications, restrict freedom of movement, and seize private property.

Special Dispatch | Cambodia’s State of Emergency Law and the Fight Against COVID-19 (May 14, 2020)

Cambodia’s Free Speech a COVID-19 Casualty (April 15, 2020)

Asia ramps up response to COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)