Students in Hanoi's orange zones return to online learning from Dec. 20 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Students in areas with high pandemic risks, or “orange zones”, will suspend direct learning and return to online learning from December 20, according to a proposal of the municipal Department of Education and Training, which urges district departments of education and training and  schools reported to district authorities for approval.

The move aims to ensure health safety for teachers and students amid the rising COVID-19 case number in the capital city.

Under Notice 844/TB-UBND dated December 17 of the municipal People's Committee, 2 districts and 25 communes in the city are now facing third-level pandemic risk, corresponding to orange zone. The two districts are Hai Ba Trung and Dong Da.

Earlier, ninth graders in outlying Ba Vi district resumed direct learning from November 8, while ninth graders in 18 districts and towns returned to school from November 22, followed by 12th graders in 30 districts and towns since December 6.

According to the city Department of Education and Training, about 64,000 ninth and 12th graders have attended direct classes since then./.