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Cambodia schools reopen as COVID vaccinations near targets

Nearly 10m adults and 2m children have had two doses, with boosters underway

A staff member receives a COVID-19 vaccine dose at a school in Phnom Penh in April. Students and employees must now show vaccination cards before entering school grounds.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH -- Secondary school students in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh returned to classrooms on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the Southeast Asian nation's battle with COVID-19.

For the first time since February, many of the almost 140,000 pupils in the city sat for in-person lessons at both public and private schools that had been certified as safe by the Ministry for Education.

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