Secondary Schools in Phnom Penh to Reopen Next Week

All public and private secondary schools in Phnom Penh capital are allowed to reopen from Sept. 15 onwards, according to an announcement of the municipal administration released this evening.

The decision was made thanks to the high vaccination rate among teachers, education staff and children-youth aged from 12 to under 18 years old, and to steady decline of new infections in the capital.

For the kindergarten and primary schools, the announcement added, they must apply for authorisation from the municipal administration which will dispatch a working group to examine and assess the risk level in accordance to the actual situation before making any decision.

At the same time, the Phnom Penh municipal administration issued a directive on the preventive measures against the COVID-19 spread for the reopening of public and private educational institutions.

The measures include continued education on health safety rules and the “3 Dos, 3 Don’ts” measure, the class size limit (at most 15 students per classroom) along with 1.5 metre safety distancing, mandatory mask wearing, temperature screening, hand cleaning, conducting rapid tests on all teachers and education staff before school resumption, and so on.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press