Vietnam: Hanoi students to return to schools on March 2; six more Covid-19 cases confirmed

A student in Hanoi going through online studies at home. - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, Feb 28 (Vietnam News/ANN): Students in Hanoi are set to come back to school on Tuesday (March 2), according to a document issued by the municipal People’s Committee on Sunday.

The date applies for students from kindergarten to high school levels, while colleges and centres for vocational training and continuing education will reopen a week later.

Relevant agencies have been asked to exert efforts in ensuring safety for students when they resume going to schools, and enforce strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Schools are also requested to complete the curriculum in tandem with guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Training and prepare for the upcoming national high school and secondary school examinations.

Students in the city had to stay home and study online from February 2 when new locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 were reported in the city late January.

Hanoi has not detected new cases of Covid-19 for 12 consecutive days to Feb 27.

Meanwhile, Vietnam recorded six new cases of Covid-19 infection on Saturday (Feb 27), all locally transmitted, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 2,432, according to its Ministry of Health.

All the new infections were detected in the northern Hai Duong province, the country's largest Covid-19 hotspot at the moment. They were all contacts of previously confirmed patients, according to the health ministry.

As many as 1,844 patients have been given the all-clear, the ministry said, adding that nearly 64,000 people are being quarantined and monitored.

The latest wave of Covid-19 infections hit Vietnam on Jan. 28, with 837 community cases so far confirmed.

Among them, 10 localities including the southern Ho Chi Minh City, the southern Binh Duong province and the northern provinces of Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, Quang Ninh and Bac Giang, have gone through over 14 days without any new community infections, according to the ministry. - Vietnam News/ANN

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