Cambodia postpones high school graduation exam again due to COVID-19 outbreaks

发布日期:2020-12-08 10:07:10

Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports once again decided to postpone an annual high school graduation exam due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a ministry's statement on Monday.

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron said in the statement that the exam was first scheduled for August, but was delayed to Dec. 21-22, and now further delayed to mid-January, 2021.

"The ministry will determine and announce the exact date for the exam later," he said.

The postponement came after the kingdom confirmed the first-ever community transmission of COVID-19 on Nov. 28, with six members of a family living in capital Phnom Penh and northwest Siem Reap province being tested positive for the virus.

According to a Ministry of Health's statement on Monday, so far, at least 32 Phnom Penh residents have been found positive for COVID-19.

To stem the virus, the kingdom has closed down schools, museums, cinemas, and arts performing venues nationwide and banned mass gatherings and weddings in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province.

Since January to date, the Southeast Asian nation has reported a total of 348 confirmed cases, with no deaths and 306 recoveries, according to the health ministry.