HÀ NỘI — As of February 22, 78.86 per cent of students across the country have resumed face-to-face learning, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.
The ministry reported that pre-school children in 50 localities have been attending class in person, while their peers in the 13 remaining localities, including Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng, are still staying home due to COVID developments.
Meanwhile, 52 cities and provinces have reopened primary schools and 59 have allowed junior high school students to return.
At the same time, senior high schools students in 62 cities and provinces nationwide have resumed in-person classes, with the exception of the northern province of Lào Cai.
To help schools organise direct teaching, the Ministry of Health has supplemented its guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and control at schools.
Only students who show COVID symptoms or have close contact with patients have to take COVID-19 tests before returning to schools.
Students are advised to keep safe distance with their classmates as well as students in other classes, avoid sharing personal items and wash their hands frequently. Schools are also requested to disinfect canteens after each meal and ensure food safety for students. — VNS