Schools reopen with 1,420 COVID-19 case contacts given all-clear: Cambodian PM

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-19 15:43:00|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has allowed the reopening of all schools, museums, cinemas, and weddings after about 1,420 people in contact with an earlier COVID-19-infected visitor were cleared of the coronavirus.

Hun Sen made the announcement on the reopening in an audio message released publicly late on Wednesday.

Hun Sen ended a 14-day self-quarantine at home after his final test conducted on Wednesday showed a negative result.

Schools in Phnom Penh and southern Kandal province as well as cultural and entertainment venues across the kingdom have been closed in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said in a statement on Thursday that following the prime minister's announcement, all academic institutions will be allowed to reopen on Nov. 23.

Meanwhile, Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona also issued a statement, saying that museums, cinemas, and arts performing venues were allowed to reopen from now on. Enditem