73,000 twelfth grade students of Vietnam’s largest city would return to school next Monday, and would be provided with two face masks each on their first day back.
Kindergarteners, students from first to eleventh grade and students at language, IT, tutoring and soft skill centers would continue to have their break extended until the end of next week, while students at many universities and vocational schools, who are more independent in their training programs, would get at least the entire month March off. VNExpress, a local media reports.
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Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Liem said that students returning to school early is a common wish of the public, but the city cannot take rash decisions as the top priority is the health and safety of the people.
According to a report by local media, the VNExpress, Vietnam’s largest city had no Coronavirus infection as of Friday, while four cases of suspected infection were still awaiting test results, according to the city’s health department. A total of 567 people were still being quarantined at centralized quarantine facilities and 526 people others quarantined at home.
The Coronavirus outbreak broke out in China’s Wuhan City, Hubei Province late December last year. By Friday, the disease had infected over 100,000 people worldwide and killed 3,412, mostly Chinese citizens.