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Some Hanoi schools to resume in-classroom teaching from November 8

 Schools in Hanoi's suburban districts and townships will reopen for in-person learning on November 8, according to the city's People's Committee.

Students in Grades 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12, from the city's 18 suburban districts and townships, will be the first to return to in-person classes. The remaining grades, and students from the inner city, will continue learning online. Kindergartens will remain closed too.

The decision was made on Monday. These districts and townships are at low and medium pandemic risk.

The Department of Education and Training said schools with students living in different areas of the city must monitor the local regulations of where their students reside, as they may differ from those that apply to the school.

Schools are required to meet the safety requirements issued by the 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 local steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control will suspend in-person learning if there are more infection cases to ensure the safety of students and teachers.

The city authorities also require schools not to serve meals at school, only teach one session a day and combine with online teaching./.