Primary schools, kindergartens to reopen from Nov 1

THE Ministry of Education has given the green light to primary schools and kindergartens in areas where Covid-19 is controllable to reopen as most of the targeted population has been inoculated against Covid-19, according to a Khmer Times’ report.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said on Thursday that fully vaccinated teachers and students are given priority to return to classes, while teachers older than 50, should continue teaching online.

He said schools that have met the standard operating procedure can reopen from Nov 1.

“The number of students in a classroom must be limited from 15 to 20, and physical distancing must be maintained,” he added.

The minister said the latest move came after the kingdom achieved high Covid-19 vaccination rates and has seen a significant drop in new Covid-19 cases in recent months.

Secondary and high schools, as well as universities, reopened last month.

The kingdom launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive on Feb 10 with China as the main vaccine supplier.

As of Oct 20, Cambodia had administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines to 13.63 million people, aged six years and older, or 85.2% of its 16-million population, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said.

Of them, 12.85 million, or 80.3%, had been fully inoculated with both shots, and 1.56 million, or 9.75%, had taken a third booster dose, the MoH added. — Xinhua

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