Ha Noi reopens physical schools in 17 outskirt districts

November 22, 2021 10:00 AM GMT+7

VGP – Over 27,000 ninth-grade students of 17 districts with low risk of COVID-19 headed back to schools on November 22.

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These districts are Son Tay, Chuong My, Dan Phuong, Dong Anh, Gia Lam, Hoai Duc, Me Linh, My Duc, Phu Xuyen, Phuc Tho, Quoc Oai, Soc Son, Thach That, Thanh Oai, Thanh Tri, Thuong Tin, and Ung Hoa .

Earlier, only ninth graders at another district of Ba Vi were allowed to return to schools from November 8.

The remaining grades, and students from the inner city, will continue learning online. Kindergartens will remain closed too.

Schools are required to meet the safety requirements issued by the municipal Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health. They must make plans to ensure the distance between students and the number of students in each class.

Teachers who have not received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are not allowed to teach in-person classes.

The city’s steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control will suspend in-person learning if the number of infection cases rises to ensure the safety of students and teachers.

The municipal authorities also require schools not to serve meals at school, only teaching one session a day in combination with online teaching.

Vice Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Nguyen Van Phong asked the municipal Department of Education and Training to make plans so that students of all grades can go back to school without waiting for children to be vaccinated.

The Capital has recorded around 3,000 new COVID-19 cases since October 10, or around 76 new cases daily, the vice secretary cited, adding that nearly 30% were detected in the community./.

By Kim Anh