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Museums, cinemas, theatres reopen nationwide

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Museums, cinemas, theatres reopen nationwide

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts reopened access to museums, cinemas and theatres in all provinces throughout Cambodia from November 18, 2021, with the standard operating procedures in place that were laid out by the culture ministry and the Ministry of Health.

On November 17 the culture ministry notified the heads of the provincial departments of culture and fine arts, the owners of theatres and performance venues, public cinemas, tour guides, travel agencies, travel companies and domestic and international tourists that these attractions were now allowed to reopen.

“The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has decided to reopen access to museums, cinemas and theatres in all provinces across the country. But we have to strictly implement the health measures and follow the procedures outlined by the Ministry of Health,” the culture ministry press statement said.

According to the procedures, owners of cinemas and theatres have to ask all audience members who come to their cinema or theatre to show their Covid-19 vaccination cards or to scan the QR Code for that location, except for people under the age of six.

The culture ministry added that the attendees have to have their temperatures taken and wear masks. If anyone suspects they have Covid-19, they have to stay isolated in a waiting room and contact health officials.

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