Cambodia suspends recruitment of new civil servants for 2020 due to Covid-19


  • AseanPlus News
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has decided to suspend the recruitment of new civil servants for 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus), Civil Service Minister Prum Sokha said on Friday (May 22)

He said Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen allowed the suspension until further notice.

Ministries, national institutions, and sub-national administrations, that have not yet recruited new civil servants for 2020, must temporarily suspend their recruitment, Sokha said in a statement.

The move was to reduce staffing costs during 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, he said.

The Southeast Asian country has so far reported a total of 122 Covid-19 cases and all of the patients have recovered.

The kingdom has detected no new cases of the virus for more than a month; however, health authorities continue urging people to remain extra-vigilant to avoid a second wave of infections. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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