Schools in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will reopen from February 17 after two weeks of closing to prevent the spreading of Coronavirus, said the deputy director of the Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu.
About 1.7 million students in Ho Chi Minh City will return to schools on February 17. According to Hieu, the Ministry of Health already said that provinces and cities that do not have an outbreak or further spreading of the virus can reopen schools. Dan Tri Newspaper reports.
This is the longest leave of absence from school yet since the students have had a 16-day Tet Holiday and two weeks of absence right after. During the two weeks, schools have been sterilized.
Due to the long leave of absence, the dates of the high school entrance exams and secondary exams to Tran Dai Nghia School this year may be adjusted in Ho Chi Minh City.
If the Ministry of Education and Training decides to extend the end of the school year to June instead of May 31 then the high school graduation exam will also be adjusted.