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Hanoi: Back to school goes under pandemic prevention measures

High school seniors in Hanoi returned to their classrooms on December 6 after months of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only 50 percent of normal school attendance has been allowed to reduce the risk of infections, so students will spend alternate days attending classes in person and online.

On the first day of reopening, local schools have seriously observed the Health Ministry of Health’s “5K message” - khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration).

At Cau Giay High School in Cau Giay district, automatic temperature screening and disinfection machines have been set up. All staff members have also been mobilised to supervise students’ observance of COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

According to Le Thi Thanh Hong, Principal of the school, the students who are under COVID-19 quarantine will continue to attend online classes.

The principal of Yen Hoa High School in Cau Giay said teachers had reminded students and parents about pandemic prevention and control regulations before school reopening.

Meanwhile, many students have expressed their excitement to come back to school. They have also voluntarily worn masks, checked their body temperature and disinfected their hands with sanitizers.

On December 6, a delegation of the municipal Department of Education and Training led by Director Tran The Cuong made a field trip to Viet Duc High School in Hoan Kiem district.

The department is scheduled to consult the city People’s Committee to allow students of secondary high schools to return to their classrooms under a set roadmap after one week./.