PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Schools at Cambodia’s capital and the surrounding region is going to be closed for 2 weeks as a precaution following Hungary’s foreign minister tested positive for its coronavirus after seeing Cambodia past week, the Education Ministry said Sunday.
Public and private colleges in Phnom Penh, the capital, and also the neighboring province of Kandal is going to be shut for fourteen days, the Education Ministry said in a statement. It said students will have the ability to find out on line since they did when colleges were closed sooner.
The ministry said the shutdown was essential as it has been not able to gather sufficient data from the parents of the pupils who had direct or indirect contact with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto throughout his trip last week.
Szijjarto analyzed positive upon arrival in Thailand on Tuesday following his Cambodia trip. He had been put in quarantine before leaving Hungary on Wednesday, and his encounters in Bangkok were also canceled.
He explained the bodyguard was the only one of some 900 individuals who were a part of Szijjarto’s trip to check positive.
Hun Sen and four Cabinet ministers are in quarantine once they fulfilled with Szijjarto the same day that he tested positive. Hun Sen said he’s tested negative and could abide by the nation’s coronavirus guidelines and keep quarantined for 14 days.