All public and private educational institutions in Sihanoukville and Stung Hav district of Preah Sihanouk province have been ordered to be shut down temporarily for two weeks.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports made the decision in order to prevent large-scale transmission of COVID-19 in educational institutions and the community, according to the ministry’s announcement on Feb. 24.
Online teaching and learning will replace the in-class ones during the class suspension which comes into effect from today, stressed the same source.
At the same time, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced to close all cinemas, theatres and museums in Preah Sihanouk province for 14 days, starting from today for the same reason.
In today’s letter to the governors of Phnom Penh capital and Kandal and Preah Sihanouk provinces, H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports asked them to suspend the operation of sports clubs and all forms of sports activities with large gathering, from Feb. 24 until further notice, except sports competitions broadcast on TV.
As of this morning, Cambodia reported 633 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 137 are linked to the Feb. 20 Community Event. A total of 476 patients have successfully recovered with no fatal case.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press