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Students in Ho Chi Minh city heading back to school as the locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases under control

by Vietnam Insider

As the new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases confirmed last week in HCMC have been brought under control, more than 6,000 students in the city have returned to school after being allowed to stay home for several days to prevent the spread of the disease, according to local education officials.

Luu Hong Uyen, head of the Education and Training Division in District 6, confirmed that 4,008 students of four primary schools in the district went back to school this morning, December 7, reported Tuoi Tre Online newspaper.

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The schools were asked to seriously adopt anti-pandemic measures as required by the Health Ministry, such as conducting body temperature checks, disinfection and wearing masks. Students have to wear masks from their homes to schools and outside classrooms. It is recommended but not mandatory that students should wear masks in the classroom and during a nap at school, Uyen said.

Besides this, in relation to the new coronavirus cases, 2,000 students of Tran Quang Khai High School in District 11 were permitted to resume school on December 4, confirmed the school’s representative.

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Meanwhile, 48 tenth-graders of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai High School in District 3 that are linked to the 1,347th patient, a 32-year-old English teacher, are still staying home and taking classes online until further notice from the local authority, said Nguyen Thi Hong Chuong, principal of the school.

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