Cambodia Will Not Test Returning Students For COVID-19

Cambodia’s government has decided against COVID-19 testing for students returning to their studies at 20 schools in the capital Phnom Penh and other areas of the country after parents protested, claiming the tests are unnecessary.

Speaking to the local media, spokesman for Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Ros Soveacha reportedly said that his ministry was in agreement with the Cambodian Ministry of Health concerning testing for COVID-19 in the first phase of schools reopening, and has decided not to proceed with previously recommended testing.

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