K-12 students in Hanoi will be back to school next Tuesday, while university students and learners of other educational institutions will return the following week.
According to the decision of the municipal People’s Committee, K-12 students will return to school on March 2, while university students and other learners will resume their normal classes on March 8. The city’s Department of Education and Training, Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs, and Department of Health were tasked with carrying out COVID-19 prevention and control measures to prepare for the back-to-school dates.
Local schools have been required to disinfect all classrooms and facilities prior to March 1, as well as preparing soap, hand sanitizer, face masks, and electronic thermometers to ensure safety for students, teachers, and staff members. The Hanoi administration previously ordered all students to switch to remote learning from February 17 until the end of the month due to the complicated COVID-19 pandemic. As the city has not documented any local infection for multiple days, the municipal Department of Education and Training proposed that students be allowed to go back to school in early March. The city is also expected to lift a lockdown on the final location on March 1. Vietnam has recorded 2,423 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, with 1,844 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
A total of 837 community-based infections have been reported in the country since January 27.
Among them, 35 were detected in Hanoi.