Cambodia to reopen museums in June after no new COVID-19 cases detected

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 18:19:11|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will reopen all museums in June after the Southeast Asian country has detected no new COVID-19 infections for more than a month, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said.

In a letter sent to Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona on Tuesday and released to the media on Wednesday, Bunheng said Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen approved the reopening of the museums last week.

All museums in Cambodia are allowed to reopen for national and international guests from June 2020 onwards, he said.

To avoid the risks of new COVID-19 infections, Bunheng advised all museums to follow health and hygiene measures by screening visitors body temperature, providing them with alcohol or antibacterial gel for handwashing, and keeping social distancing among them.

He added that both museum staff and visitors must wear face masks and any visitors, who have health issue or are suspected of contracting the virus, will not be allowed to enter the museums.

The reopening of the museums, which has been shuttered since March 18, came after the kingdom has reported no new COVID-19 cases since April 12, and all 122 COVID-19 patients in the country have recovered. Enditem