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Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) of Cambodia has announced that the re-opening of schools has been postponed until further notice as preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

According to a directive issued by the ministry on April 17, the extension of school suspensions covers all educational institutions at all levels and forms, both public and private.
The ministry urged all educational institutions to promote and support distance learning and e-learning.

Educational institutions have been ordered to close since March 16 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

As of April 18, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Cambodia has remained at 122 for the sixth day in a row.

In an effort to prevent the disease, the Phnom Penh authority on April 17 said it was ready to quarantine more than 15,000 textile workers who were preparing to return to the capital after the traditional New Year of the Khmer./.