Cambodia to reopen schools on Sept. 7 amid eased COVID-19 spread

August 28, 2020

Cambodia will reopen the academic institutions on Sept. 7 after temporary closure since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Education Ministry on Thursday.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said in a press release that the schools must properly follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) set out by the Ministry of Health in order to ensure students' safety.

"The schools must comply with safety and hygiene measures, especially maintaining social distancing by not allowing students to gather in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he said.

The number of students in a classroom must not be more than 20, the news release said.

It added that the new academic year 2020-2021 will start from Jan. 11, 2021 onwards.

Cambodia has seen success in controlling the spread of the COVID-19. The kingdom has recorded a total of 273 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, said a statement from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, adding that none have died and 264 have recovered.