Cambodia to reopen its universities – OrissaPOST

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Phnom Penh: The Cambodian Ministry of Education has approved the reopening of public and private universities after the majority of the country’s population was vaccinated against Covid-19.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said in a statement Monday that educators and students, who have been fully vaccinated, have priority to return to classes in person, while those over the age of 50 or with underlying health issues are encouraged to continue learning. or teach online, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

“The number of educators and students in a classroom should not exceed 20,” he said.

“To maintain social distance, students should sit at least 1.5 meters from each other.”

Naron said before the reopening, universities must sign a memorandum of understanding with the ministry on implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other existing rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The latest move came after Cambodia enjoyed great success in its Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which began in February.

To date, the Southeast Asian nation has administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines to 13.12 million people, or 82% of its 16 million population, according to the Department of Health.

Of these, 10.88 million, or 68%, were fully immunized with the two required vaccines, and 869,680, or 5.4%, received a booster dose.

The kingdom reopened secondary and secondary schools on September 15 in areas with low infection rates.

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