Cambodia govt: There is no hurry to open schools now

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday (May 11) schools will reopen only when the Kingdom and countries in the region have gotten the Covid-19 pandemic under control.

Speaking in a video interview published by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) on Saturday, Chuon Naron said to avoid a second wave of infections, it will wait until the government declares that the country is 90-95% safe, if not 100 per cent.

Asked why the ministry delayed school reopening when only two out of a total of 122 Covid-19 patients remain hospitalised, he said safety is the top priority.

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