Cambodia schools reopen as COVID vaccinations near targets

Secondary school students in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh returned to classrooms on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the Southeast Asian nation’s battle with COVID-19.

For the first time since February, many of the almost 140,000 pupils in the city sat for in-person lessons at both public and private schools that had been certified as safe by the Ministry for Education.

All teachers and school staff were required to take rapid COVID-19 tests prior to returning to campuses. Twenty-four out of more than 10,000 tested positive, according to local media. Students and staff were also made to show vaccination cards before entering school grounds, where masks are mandatory.

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