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All schools ordered to be closed in Phnom Penh and Kandal over COVID-19 outbreak

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Students leave Phnom Penh Thmey High School after it was ordered closed due to the COVID-19 community outbreak on Monday. KT/Tep Sony

The Ministry of Education has ordered all public and private schools in Phnom Penh and Kandal province to be temporarily closed over the February 20 Community Incident.

In a statement issued tonight, Minister of Education  Hang Chuon Naron said the COVID-19 “February 20 Community Incident” is more serious and complicated compared to the November 28 community incident.

In order to prevent COVID-19 infection in the schools and large infection in the community, Chuon Naron said all public and private schools in the capital and Kandal province have been instructed to be closed for two weeks, with immediate effect.

He noted that all affected schools will hold classes online instead.

The instruction was made shortly after Prime Minister Hun Sen tonight, through a voice message, ordered all private and public schools in Phnom Penh and Kandal province to curb the COVID-19 outbreak

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