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Museums to be reopened next month

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A woman walks past the museum in Phnom Penh. KT/ Tep Sony

The government announced today that all museums across the country, which have been closed since late March to contain the spread of COVID-19, are scheduled to be reopened to the public next month.


In an announcement, Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said the decision was made during a meeting of the National Committee for Combating COVID-19 on May 12 and with greenlight from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The move came after no new case were reported in the Kingdom for over a month and the discharge of the last of the Kingdom’s 122 patients from hospital last week.

However, Mr Bun Heng said the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, which is in charge of all museums, should take precautionary measures to prevent the visitors from contracting the coronavirus.

“The Ministry of Culture and Fines Arts, before the reopening, has to take preventive measures to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection such as scanning visitors’ body temperature before their entry, having sanitiser for both visitors and museum officials to wash their hands and ask them to wear face masks,” he said.

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