PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has started reopening schools and museums as it eases a six-week lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak late last year, in contrast to some neighboring countries that are opening new ones due to rising Covid-19 cases Are subject to restrictions.
The Southeast Asian country of just over 16 million people, one of the countries least affected by the novel coronavirus with only 382 infections and no deaths since the pandemic began, saw a rare cluster of cases in November.
On Monday, students wearing masks for temperature controls and hand washing lined up before they were allowed to enter Sovannaphumi Elementary School in the capital, Phnom Penh.
While private schools reopened this week, public school students will be returning next week.
At the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former Khmer Rouge torture center and prison in the capital, staff and tuk-tuk motorcycle taxi drivers waited for visitors to arrive.
« I am concerned that we might get infected, but I see that we Cambodians are following government orders to wear masks, wash hands with alcohol or soap and create social distance, » said Theun Ngor, 43 years old. old tuk tuk driver.
In November, Cambodia resigned after a rare community transmission outbreak linked to a 56-year-old woman who had been living since the 20th century. Having traveled to the two largest cities in the country on November 11th, a number of restrictions were introduced.
As Cambodia loosens the curbs, authorities in neighboring Thailand warned on Monday that the country could face a severe lockdown as infection rates rose and 28 provinces were declared high-risk areas.
A coffee vendor near the Tuol Sleng Museum welcomed the prospect of more business and was concerned after learning that some Cambodians working in Thailand were infected.
« I’m so concerned they might spread it again here, » said Ngeth Sokuntheary, 27, as she made iced coffee.
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PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has begun reopening schools and museums as it eases a six-week lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak late last year. This is in contrast to some neighboring countries that are facing new restrictions due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases.
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