Hanoi People’s Committee deputy chairman Chu Xuan Dung signed an official decision Monday afternoon to allow first- to sixth-grade students in all 30 districts and cities of the capital to resume direct classes from Wednesday.

Dung came to the decision after considering the proposal of the Municipal Ministry of Education and Training, which found that the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city had undergone positive changes, with the number of infections among teachers and students falling, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

In addition, more than 75 percent of parents in the city’s 30 counties and cities have given nods to reopening in-person classes in surveys conducted by local education agencies.

As a result, grade-1-to-6 students in the capital are scheduled to resume offline classes, including semi-entry-level classes, from April 6, following a pandemic-control suspension.

Meanwhile, the preschoolers stay at home while the city’s education authorities promise to organize their return to school on a voluntary basis, with parental consent.

Deputy Chairman Dung requested that the Municipal Education Department inform schools and primary authorities in a timely manner about COVID-19 prevention measures according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Health in preparation for the reopening of the school.

The data showed that the capital of Vietnam has documented more than 1.49 million cases of COVID-19 during the ongoing outbreak.

The daily record is down more than 80 percent from a peak of 32,650 cases on March 8.

The city has delivered more than 6.1 million and 6.2 million first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to its eight million residents, respectively, according to the national COVID-19 vaccination portal. Tuoi Tre newspaper

Source: Vietnam Insider


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