Private schools shut their doors amid mounting financial problems

The Westline School in Phnom Penh's Daun Penh district, July 9, 202. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Private schools across Cambodia are struggling to stay afloat amid a seemingly endless school closure following the February 20 COVID-19 community outbreak. Many private schools, especially primary schools and provincial schools, have been forced to completely close down operations due to the severe financial crisis caused by the pandemic.

Students to miss start of new year as migrant workers quarantine in schools near border

Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand are quarantined at a high school in Battambang province in a photo posted to the provincial administration's Facebook page.

Thousands of students in the northwest will miss the beginning of the new school year next week, with at least ten schools along the border having been converted into Covid-19 quarantine centers for migrant workers returning from Thailand, officials said.

As New Cluster Grows to 14 cases, Gov’t Prohibits Large Gatherings, Ends School Year

Students take the Grade 9 national examination at Sisowath high school on Monday, as a new COVID-19 cluster resulted in the Education Ministry cancelling the rest of the school year. Panha Chhorpoan

As a new cluster of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 14, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered all events and gatherings cancelled, all trials postponed and announced an end to the school year, as health officials scramble to test and isolate potential infections.

Prisons official, family test positive for COVID-19, Aeon Mall and school closed

The Cambodian government shutdown Phnom Penh’s Aeon Mall on Sunday after a prisons official and his family tested positive for COVID-19 on November 28. Panha Chhorpoan

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Health Ministry announced Saturday night that Cambodia had seen its first case of COVID-19 community transmission after a high-ranking Interior Ministry official and his family tested positive for the virus. The new cases come a little over two weeks after the country had another coronavirus scare, when a visiting […]

Schools closed, travel restricted as two coronavirus cases detected in Phnom Penh

All public and private schools have been temporarily closed in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap until further notice and citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.S. have been banned from entering the country amid coronavirus fears.