via Phnom Penh Post, 20 May 2020: Cambodia is beginning to reopen after the lockdowns, with museums being one the places to open from next month.
The ministry has also decided to reopen more than 30 museums across the country for national and international visitors starting next month, once hygiene measures are implemented.
A notice released by the ministry to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona on Wednesday said the decision was made after it was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen. The reopening of museums is intended to reduce socio-economic impacts.
The health ministry also advised the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts that before reopening museums, they had to set up protective measures to avoid the risk of people transmitting Covid-19.
“Before visiting [museums], visitors will have their temperatures checked. They must wash their hands with alcohol or use hand sanitiser gel and they have to maintain social distancing and wear facemasks.
“All individuals have to practice the measures. Any visitor or individual who has health problems or is suspected of [Covid-19] are not allowed to visit museums,” the notice read.