COVID-19: Wuhan Set To Re-Open Schools Amid Pandemic


Wuhan, the pioneer city of the deadly coronavirus disease and the hardest hit in China is set to re-open all schools and Kindergarten classes on Tuesday, September 1, local authorities report.

No fewer than 2,842 educational institutions across the city are set to open their doors to almost 1.4 million students when the autumn semester commences, the local government announced on Friday.

Wuhan University reopened on Monday, August 24.

However, the city also reported that it has drawn up emergency plans to switch back to online teaching should risk levels increase. It advised students to wear masks to and from school and avoid public transportation if possible.

School authorities have been instructed to stock up on disease control equipment and preventive measures while carrying out drills and training sessions to help prepare for new outbreaks. They must also restrict unnecessary mass gatherings, and submit daily reports to health authorities.

Recall that Wuhan city, the purpoted groundbreaker for COVID-19 epidemic was locked down for more than two months from late January.



Source: Reuters

The city’s death toll of 3,869 from the deadly coronavirus accounts for more than 80% of China’s total.

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