Major cities to reopen schools in March hinh anh 1 A health worker sprays disinfectants at a high school in HCM City’s District 10 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are planning to reopen schools on March 1, according to the Ministry of Education and Training, after a two-week delay to the scheduled resumption when Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday end mid-February.

Hanoi could reopen schools on March 2 if the COVID-19 situation is under control (March 2 will be the date marking 14 days of local infections), according to municipal authorities. 

The HCM City People’s Committee on February 24 approved the Department of Education and Training’s proposal to reopen schools on March 1 since the recent COVID-19 outbreak has been well controlled.

The department said most parents want their children to go to school.

To prepare for the reopening, the administration has called for disinfecting schools and adopting preventive measures.

This week the department will ensure these tasks are undertaken at all schools.

It also has instructed schools to ensure their students follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: Khau trang (face mask) – Khu khuan (disinfection) – Khoang cach (distance) – Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (health declaration).

To date, 51 provinces and cities nationwide have already reopened schools.

As of the morning of February 24, Vietnam had 2,403 COVID-19 infections, with 1,760 recoveries. Ten localities hit by the latest outbreak have now gone many days without new cases./.