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Capital set to conduct Covid rapid tests for schools, general public

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Covid-19 rapid test kits. Hong Menea

Capital set to conduct Covid rapid tests for schools, general public

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has provided Covid-19 rapid test kits for the municipal Department of Education, Youth and Sport to administer to teachers at all educational institutions when classes resume after the Pchum Ben holiday.

Sreng said authorities are ready to face a possible outbreak of Covid-19 after the holiday, when most residents either flocked to tourist attractions across the country or their hometown for family reunion.

Municipal Department of Health director Ngy Mean Heng said on October 8 that medical workers from the department are also ready to administer rapid tests to the public on Monday.

“We will conduct the tests because we fear that some of them may have contracted the coronavirus during the holiday as we have seen some pictures showing people gathering in large crowds as if they are not living in the Covid-19 era,” he said.

He said in Phnom Penh, there remain 11 treatment and quarantine centres to admit more patients and those who have to undergo quarantine.

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