Schools reopen after virus situation eases

  • Cambodia
  • Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020

Education in safety: Pupils having their temperatures checked before classes, as schools reopen across the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic. — AFP

SCHOOLS in Cambodia reopened after a six-month closure due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said in an earlier statement that schools must strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry to curb the spread of the virus.

He recommended that teachers and students must wear face masks, have their body temperatures checked, and regularly wash their hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitisers.

Students and teachers have been told to follow social distancing rules in classrooms.

The minister said that anyone whose body temperature is higher than 37.5°C is not allowed to enter the school.

“The number of students in a classroom must not be more than 20 to 25,” Chuon Naron said.

He added that schools can arrange for students to attend school two or three days a week and to do the rest of their learning at home.

Cambodia has seen success in controlling the spread of Covid-19.

The South-East Asian country has recorded a total of 274 confirmed Covid-19 cases to date, said a Health Ministry statement yesterday, adding that none have died and 272 have recovered. — Xinhua

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