Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) has released a list of schools that will lead the country’s education system reopening, expected to occur some time next month. Schools in Cambodia have been closed since March 16 as part of the country’s successful attempt to prevent community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Those included in the first of a three phase planned opening unsurprisingly include 20 of the most expensive private institutions in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Battambang.
Those selected are required to demonstrate high levels of preparedness for opening in accordance with Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. These include regular personal temperature checks, regular hand washing, social distancing, and face mask use. Classes must not exceed 15 pupils.